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  • noun A sort of sweet pudding, containing a large proportion of suet or pork fat, with raisins, currants and liquor.


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  • "He would not even stop long enough to take in fresh supplies from the bum-boats that came round the ship, observing in his decided manner 'that they were not here to blow out their kites with lobscouse, nor to choke their luffs with figgy-dowdy, but to convey the Catalan troops to Santandero without a moment's loss of time...'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 287

    A Sea of Words: A West Country suet pudding with raisins, a favorite of Cornish and Devon men. (196)

    February 9, 2008