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(Austral & NZ, informal) short for saveloy
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  • "sav, cut out that Majesty," snapped the King, with a scowl.

    The Woggle-Bug Book

    L. Frank Baum
  • The damage done to the Ships that were sav'd, is past our Power to compute.

    The Storm Daniel Defoe
  • Well, I fancy this indisposition has sav'd thy head this time.

  • Forget it, Jack: last night, so glad was I to be sav'd, I could have kiss'd a cobbler.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • He durst not trust the nation he had sav'd; He knew, and therefore fear'd you.

  • Why, continued I, he has been told some persons are sav'd from the wreck.

    Barford Abbey Susannah Minific Gunning
  • Before these, be thou assur'd, No spirit of human kind was ever sav'd.

  • Fain would the Rheingraf Have sav'd him; but himself prevented it; 'Tis said he wish'd to die.

  • This is from the proemium attached to one old edition, and is given in sav.

  • You are kind too late; had you been thus when Need required, you had sav'd yourself and me, and both our hapless Sons.

    The Stolen Heiress Susanna Centlivre

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