from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any mixture of incongruous sorts of food.


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  • "'Now just go through to the dairy,' said Paul Treece's mother, 'and on the stone you'll see pork sausages. We'll fry them for the chicken on the fire. The bread sauce is at the bottom of the oven and there'll be room. The plum pudding's well away. There's room for another pan. It's a fine pow-sowdy. I'se not my usual self this year. Most-times I'se brisker. Maybe it's soon to be bothering with Christmas, but Paul wouldn't have wanted us overcome.'"

    Crusoe's Daughter by Jane Gardam, p 178 of the Europa Editions paperback

    August 12, 2012