• WordNet 3.6
    • n sago powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sago A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta Zamia integrifolia, etc.).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sago An amylaceous food derived from the soft spongy interior, the so-called “pith,” of the trunks of various palms. (See sago-palm.) The tree, which in the case of the proper sago-palms naturally flowers but once, is felled when just ready to flower, the trunk cut in pieces, the pith-like matter separated, and the starch washed from it. After due settling, the water is drained off, and the deposited starch may be caked, as it is for native use, or dried into a meal which is converted into pearl-sago. This is the ordinary granulated sago of the market, consisting of fine pearly grains, brownish or sometimes bleached white, prepared by making the meal into a paste and pressing this through a sieve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sago sā′go a nutritive farinaceous substance produced from the pith of several East Indian palms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Malay. sāgu,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Malay sāgu.


In literature:

Madame Pfeiffer also inspected a sago manufactory.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
The same applies to tapioca, sago and foods of this character.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Presently Sago, the Inyo County outlaw, came in, wheezing and perspiring.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
For this purpose a sago-palm is cut down, sago-porridge made, and a wild boar killed.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
The sago palm, from the pith of which sago grains are prepared, is a remarkable plant.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The chief food of the people is the pith of the sago tree.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
In a short time the pith of the whole tree was turned into sago powder, amounting, they calculated, to about one hundred pounds.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before unfolding its leaves, its blossoms contain a sago-like meal, which is made into a paste and dried in thin slices.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The trunk yields a sago flour.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Boil sago in water until cooked, then mix in other ingredients.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon

In poetry:

There was an old man of Tobago,
Who lived on rice, gruel and sago
Till, much to his bliss,
His physician said this -
To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go.
"Limerick: There was an old man of Tobago" by Edward Lear
If you want a situation, I'll just tell you the plan
To get on to a station, I am just your very man.
Pack up the old portmanteau, and label it Paroo,
With a name aristocratic — Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo.
"Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo" by Anonymous Oceania
When the boss wants information, on the men you'll do a sneak,
And don a paper collar on your fifteen bob a week.
Then at the lamb-marking a boss they'll make of you.
Now that's the way to get on, Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo.
"Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo" by Anonymous Oceania
When you get on to the station, of small things you'll make a fuss,
And in speaking of the station, mind, it's we, and ours, and us.
Boast of your grand connections and your rich relations, too,
And your own great expectations, Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo.
"Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Friends and family of the 13 trapped miners gather on Monday at the Sago Baptist Church in Tallmansville, West Virginia.
Sago investigation dissolving into "travesty," UMWA warns as ICG continues obstruction tactics, circumvention of law.
Roberts announces that families of two Sago miners who died in the accident have designated the UMWA as their representatives.
Ingesting parts of sago palm plant proves fatal for a Labrador Retriever-mix puppy.
Although it's not a palm tree at all, the sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a beautiful primitive plant that grows well here in La Jolla, requiring little water to thrive.
Miners who are part of a rescue team prepare to enter the Sago Mine on Tuesday.
Use Garrett Juice for powdery mildew on sago palm.
Sago Tea Cafe at 3902 Main Street in Flushing, Queens offers a variety of asian fusion dishes and varieties of specialty teas.
Security firm Trend Micro teams up with Sago Networks to provide businesses with an expanded range of security solutions.
Trend Micro Partners with Sago to Expand Managed Security Services.
Sago Mine survivor Randal McCloy Jr is a father for the third time.
Bill Minson, right, and family members of some victims of the Sept 11, 2001, attacks pray for the families of 12 coal miners who died last week in the Sago Mine in Tallmansville, W Va.
In the long history of coal mine tragedies in Appalachia, few have borne the compound misery suffered in Sago , W.Va.
Use Garrett Juice for powdery mildew on sago palm .
Popular sago palm is not a palm at all.

In science:

Naively inferred from the energetics of core-collapse supernovae (Burrows & Hayes 1996; Fryer et al. 2004; M¨uller et al. 2004; Kotake et al. 2005), anisotropic energy flows from the GRBs also become important sources of GWs, in addition to the anisotropic jets of the matter itself (Sago et al. 2004).
Gravitational Wave Background from Neutrino-Driven Gamma-Ray Bursts
Further, Sago et al. (2004) estimated the amplitude of GW memory from the GRB jets based on the internal shock model.
Gravitational Wave Background from Neutrino-Driven Gamma-Ray Bursts
Since the released energy in the jet region by neutrinos can be greater than that by matter, the low-frequency GWs generated by neutrinos seem to dominate the one by matter studied by Sago et al. (2004).
Gravitational Wave Background from Neutrino-Driven Gamma-Ray Bursts