• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Savine (Bot) A coniferous shrub (Juniperus Sabina) of Western Asia, occasionally found also in the northern parts of the United States and in British America. It is a compact bush, with dark-colored foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhœa, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Savine a low much-branched and widely-spreading shrub (Juniperus Sabina), with very small imbricated evergreen leaves, its fresh tops yielding an irritant volatile oil, anthelmintic and abortifacient: the American red cedar.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. saveine, AS. safinæ, savine, L. sabina herba,. Cf. Sabine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sabine—L. sabina (herba), Sabine herb.


In literature:

But I was feelin' so good over savin' ye that I had to have my little joke.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
Mis' Roby tole Marse Billy she couldn' help savin' dat Yankee, he too much of er boy.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I was just naturally savin' him for the birling match next Fourther July.
"Americans All" by Various
It's my opinion there's a chance of savin' a wreck if only good brains was set to work to do it.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
I'm a-savin' some for their weddin', bless Gord, if I ever sees a man fitten for 'em.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Two years had passed away, and The Savins lay basking in the heat of an August noon.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
Is dish yer de way you thanks folks fer savin' yo' life?
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I had to feed de pig, so I had begun savin'.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
It 'ud stan' 'em in hand to be savin'.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
An' it were to be the savin' o' her life, she would never confess to a praste again, or take the holy wafer from his hands.
"Live to be Useful" by Anonymous

In poetry:

But tha knows 'at for monny a wick
Aw've been savin mi brass to get wed;
An aw'd meant thee gooin wi' me to pick
Aght some chairs an a table an bed.
"Matty's Reason" by John Hartley
Savin he was, but for love o' the gear;
Carefu he was, but a' for himsel;
He carried the bag to his hert sae near
What fell i' the ane i' the ither fell.
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
"Listen, you folks," I heard him say.
"Here's Grand-papa what's come.
Savin' he teached me how to play,
I mighta been a bum.
Come on, Grand-pop, git up an' show
How you kin trumpet Ol' Black Joe."
"Segregation" by Robert W Service
Sure 'tis the love of childer makes for savin' of the soul,
And in Maternity the hope of humankind we see;
So though she wears no halo, headin' out for Heaven's goal,
Awheelin' of a double pram,—bless Montreal Maree!
"The Twins Of Lucky Strike" by Robert W Service
"Huh! Rescue work!" she sneers. 'Er eyes is bright;
'Er voice is 'ard. "I'm a deservin' case.
Me? Fancy! Don't I look a pretty sight
To come to savin' grace?
Pity the sinner -- Aw, don't come that trick!
It makes me sick!"
"Rose" by C J Dennis
The weeks and months dragged by us; and sometimes the boy would write
A letter to his mother, savin' that his work was light,
And not to feel oneasy about his health a bit--
Though his business was confinin', he was gittin' used to it.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

An alleged Adams Corner carjacking led to a wild chase Monday night, with Boston police pursuing and shooting a suspect before apprehending him at the corner of Savin Hill Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.
The biopic chronicling the last six years of Wilson's life comes from Randall Miller and Jody Savin via Unclaimed Freight Productions.
Cost Savin' and Money Makin ' in Self-Storage.
Howard Zinn Speaks at Columbia Savin Hill Civic Assn.
The Vietnam War was tearing our country apart, many Dorchester youth were serving and dying, and an unlikely speaker was at the monthly Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association meeting one night in the early 1970s.
Bruce Springsteen performs " Savin ' Up" in St Paul.
Savin ' the Haven from the heat Click to enlarge.
After 14 months at the helm, Savin Hill's Bill Walczak is out as president of Carney Hospital.
Savin Hill residents heard from one of the region's leading auto dealers Thursday about his plan to bring a pre-owned BMW dealership to Columbia Point, an area expected to see high growth in residences and businesses.
A Savin Hill woman — fed up with the lack of a fix to a dangerous pedestrian crossing on Morrissey Boulevard— has produced a short video that illustrates the hazards at the intersection.
Landlord will move to evict Savin Hill tenants.
47-49 Savin Hill Ave: Landlord has told police he will evict tenants who were involved in brawl on Friday.
How can that be, for a Savin' Maven bargain hunter like me.
Savin Hill's Tayler takes the lead in Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men.
Savin Hill's Phil Taylor stars in Moonbox Productions "Of Mice and Men.".

In science:

In fact, similar behavior has been measured by Savin et al.
Reply to comment on "Simple one-dimensional model of heat conduction which obeys Fourier's law"
Hui Cao, Gregor Hackenbroich, Dmitry Savin, and Hans-J¨urgen Sommers are acknowledged for helpful discussions.
Mode statistics in random lasers
Predictions using two alternative PDFs are compared with the present data: CTEQ6.5M and MRST-2004-NLO . • The model presented in the review of Ivanov, Nikolaev and Savin (INS ) is framed in the kt -factorisation dipole approach.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
It also becomes an important process within the “fossil” HII regions left behind by the first generation of massive stars (Oh & Haiman, 2003; Nagakura & Omukai, 2005; Glover, Savin & Jappsen, 2006; Kreckel et al., 2010).
The First Stars
More recently, work by Yoshida et al. (2007) has suggested that H+ 2 may be an important coolant in some circumstances, while Glover & Savin (2006) show that H+ 3 is also worthy of attention.
The First Stars