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  • Savage (missile)

    rocket and missile system: From liquid to solid fuel: …Soviet solid-fueled ICBM was the SS-13 Savage, which became operational in 1969. This missile could carry a 750-kiloton warhead more than 5,000 miles. Because the Soviet Union deployed several other liquid-fueled ICBMs between 1962 and 1969, Western specialists speculated that the Soviets experienced engineering difficulties in producing solid propellants.

  • Savage Detectives, The (novel by Bola?o)

    Roberto Bola?o: …was Los detectives salvajes (1998; The Savage Detectives), which tells the story of a circle of radical Mexican poets known as the “visceral realists.” The book begins as a diary of a young poet new to the group, but it then telescopes into a chronicle of the adventures of the…

  • Savage God, The (work by Alvarez)

    A. Alvarez: …was arguably the best seller The Savage God (1971), a study of suicide. Other nonfiction works include Night: Night Life, Night Language, Sleep and Dreams (1994), his meditation on night and its power; The Writer’s Voice (2005), reflections on writing; and Pondlife: A Swimmer’s Journal (2013), in which daily swims…

  • Savage Grace (film by Kalin [2007])

    Julianne Moore: Movies of the early 21st century: …murdered by her son) in Savage Grace (2007). She gave more-subdued performances as a woman in love with her gay best friend (played by Colin Firth) in fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man (2009); a woman who cheats on her lesbian partner in The Kids Are All…

  • Savage Innocents, The (film by Ray [1960])

    Nicholas Ray: Later films: The documentary-like The Savage Innocents (1960)—an international production shot in Greenland, Canada, and England—was something of a departure for Ray. It chronicled the struggles of an Inuit (Anthony Quinn) to keep his family alive under the most challenging conditions imaginable. With King of Kings (1961)

  • Savage Island (island, Pacific Ocean)

    Niue, internally self-governing island state in free association with New Zealand. It is the westernmost of the Cook Islands but is administratively separate from them. Niue lies some 1,340 miles (2,160 km) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, and 240 miles (385 km) east of the Vava?u Group of

  • Savage Love (newspaper column by Savage)

    Dan Savage: …syndicated sex-advice newspaper column “Savage Love.” He gained additional fame after writing numerous books and for creating (in 2010) the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based effort to support and inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youths.

  • Savage Paris (work by Zola)

    émile Zola: Les Rougon-Macquart: Le Ventre de Paris (1873; The Belly of Paris) examines the structure of the Halles, the vast central market-place of Paris, and its influence on the lives of its workers. The 10 steel pavilions that make up the market are compared alternately to a machine, a palace, and an entire…

  • Savage River (river, Tasmania, Australia)

    Pieman River: …receives the Donaldson, Whyte, and Savage rivers at Hardwicke Bay on the Indian Ocean. It was long thought that the river was named for one Alexander Pierce, but it is now widely believed that the honour belongs to another convict, Thomas Kent, who is thought to have been a baker.…

  • Savage, Ann (American actress)

    Detour: …a scheming femme fatale (Ann Savage) who wants Roberts to try to claim an inheritance owed to the dead man.

  • Savage, Augusta (American sculptor and educator)

    Augusta Savage, American sculptor and educator who battled racism to secure a place for African American women in the art world. Augusta Fells began modeling figures from the red-clay soil of her native Florida at an early age. When just 15 years old, she married John T. Moore in 1907 and had her

  • Savage, Augusta Christine (American sculptor and educator)

    Augusta Savage, American sculptor and educator who battled racism to secure a place for African American women in the art world. Augusta Fells began modeling figures from the red-clay soil of her native Florida at an early age. When just 15 years old, she married John T. Moore in 1907 and had her

  • Savage, Dan (American writer)

    Dan Savage, American writer who rose to prominence in the 1990s via his frank and ribald syndicated sex-advice newspaper column “Savage Love.” He gained additional fame after writing numerous books and for creating (in 2010) the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based effort to support and

  • Savage, Daniel Keenan (American writer)

    Dan Savage, American writer who rose to prominence in the 1990s via his frank and ribald syndicated sex-advice newspaper column “Savage Love.” He gained additional fame after writing numerous books and for creating (in 2010) the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based effort to support and

  • Savage, James (British architect)

    Western architecture: From the 19th to the early 20th century: Luke’s (1820–24), Chelsea, London, by James Savage, was splendidly vaulted in Bath stone, but meanness as well as meagreness progressively controlled the design of their churches. Of the 612 churches built for the commissioners, more than 550 were Gothic or some related style.

  • Savage, John Patrick (British-Canadian politician)

    John Patrick Savage, British-born Canadian politician and physician (born May 28, 1932, Newport, Wales—died May 13, 2003, N.S.), ended 17 years of Progressive Conservative rule when he was elected the Liberal premier of Nova Scotia in 1993; he was the first premier of the province since c

  • Savage, Leonard P. (British mathematician and philosopher)

    probability theory: An alternative interpretation of probability: Ramsey, and Leonard J. Savage, among others. Ramsey and Savage stressed the importance of subjective probability as a concomitant ingredient of decision making in the face of uncertainty. An alternative approach to subjective probability without the use of utility theory was developed by Bruno de Finetti.

  • Savage, Michael Joseph (prime minister of New Zealand)

    Michael Joseph Savage, statesman who, as New Zealand’s first Labour prime minister (1935–40), won public support for his administration’s economic recovery and social-welfare programs. After working as a gold miner and a labour organizer in Australia, Savage immigrated to New Zealand in 1907, where

  • Savage, Randy (American professional wrestler)

    Randy Savage, (Randy Poffo; “Macho Man”), American professional wrestler (born Nov. 15, 1952, Columbus, Ohio—died May 20, 2011, Pinellas county, Fla.), was known during the 1980s and ’90s for his flamboyant attire, gravelly voice, and trademark flying elbow drop. Savage came from a family of

  • Savage, Richard (English writer)

    Richard Savage, English poet and satirist and subject of one of the best short biographies in English, Samuel Johnson’s An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744). By his own account in the preface to the second edition of his Miscellaneous Poems (1728; 1st ed., 1726), Savage was the

  • Savages (film by Stone [2012])

    Oliver Stone: …financial crisis of 2008, and Savages (2012), an ensemble thriller about marijuana trafficking that, in its depiction of seedy mayhem, was reminiscent of his earlier U Turn (1997). Snowden (2016) centres on the real-life American intelligence officer who exposed the NSA’s secret surveillance programs by leaking classified documents.

  • Savai‘i (island, Samoa)

    Savai‘i, westernmost and largest island of Samoa, in the South Pacific Ocean. It is separated from Upolu to the east by the Apolima Strait. Savai‘i is about 50 miles (80 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) across at its widest point. The island is extremely mountainous, reaching 6,095 feet (1,858 metres)

  • SAVAK (Iranian government organization)

    intelligence: Iran: …revolution of 1978–79 in Iran, SAVAK (Organization of National Security and Information), the Iranian secret police and intelligence service, protected the regime of the shah by arresting, torturing, and executing many dissidents. After the shah’s government fell, SAVAK and other intelligence services were eliminated and new services were created, though…

  • Savalas, Aristoteles (American actor)

    Aristoteles Savalas, ("Telly"), U.S. actor (born Jan. 21, 1924, Garden City, N.Y.—died Jan. 22, 1994, Universal City, Calif.), specialized in portraying film villains before gaining international stardom as Lieut. Theo Kojak, television’s bald-headed, lollipop-licking New York City detective who

  • Savalas, Telly (American actor)

    Aristoteles Savalas, ("Telly"), U.S. actor (born Jan. 21, 1924, Garden City, N.Y.—died Jan. 22, 1994, Universal City, Calif.), specialized in portraying film villains before gaining international stardom as Lieut. Theo Kojak, television’s bald-headed, lollipop-licking New York City detective who

  • savanna (ecological region)

    Savanna, vegetation type that grows under hot, seasonally dry climatic conditions and is characterized by an open tree canopy (i.e., scattered trees) above a continuous tall grass understory (the vegetation layer between the forest canopy and the ground). The largest areas of savanna are found in

  • savanna climate (meteorology)

    Tropical wet-dry climate, major climate type of the K?ppen classification characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons, with most of the precipitation occurring in the high-sun (“summer”) season. The dry season is longer than in tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral (Am) climates and becomes

  • savanna fox (mammal)

    Crab-eating fox, (Cerdocyon thous), South American member of the dog family (Canidae), found in grassy or forested areas. It attains a length of 60–70 cm (24–28 inches), excluding a 30-cm tail, and has a gray to brown coat that is frequently tinged with yellow. It generally lives alone or in pairs

  • savanna monkey (primate)

    Vervet, (genus Chlorocebus), any of six known species of widely distributed semiarboreal African monkeys. Vervet monkeys are quadrupedal and occur throughout sub-Saharan Africa in savannas and dry deciduous forests. They may be found as far north as Egypt or as far south as South Africa. The six

  • savanna sparrow (bird)

    sparrow: …birds with reddish-brown caps; the savanna sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) and the vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus), finely streaked birds of grassy fields; the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) and the fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), heavily streaked skulkers in woodlands; and the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) and

  • savanna woodland (grassland)

    savanna: Environment: An alternative subdivision recognizes savanna woodland, with trees and shrubs forming a light canopy; tree savanna, with scattered trees and shrubs; shrub savanna, with scattered shrubs; and grass savanna, from which trees and shrubs are generally absent. Other classifications have also been suggested.

  • Savanna-la-Mar (Jamaica)

    Savanna-la-Mar, town and port, southwestern Jamaica, on an open bay at the mouth of the Cabarita River, west-northwest of Kingston. Chief exports are sugar (for which it has bulk-loading facilities), coffee, ginger, cacao, and logwood. The town has been frequently damaged by hurricanes,

  • Savannah (American nuclear-powered ship)

    Savannah: The second Savannah, launched at Camden, N.J., in 1959, was the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, built experimentally by the U.S. government to demonstrate the potential of nuclear power for nonmilitary shipping. Displacing 22,000 tons, the Savannah was 181.5 m (595.5 feet) long and had accommodations for…

  • Savannah (American steam ship)

    Savannah, either of two historic U.S. ships, each representing a landmark in navigation. In 1819 the first Savannah, named for its home port in Georgia (although built in New York) became the first ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean employing steam power. Its small steam engine and pinewood fuel

  • Savannah (Georgia, United States)

    Savannah, industrial seaport city, seat (1777) of Chatham county, southeastern Georgia, U.S., at the mouth of the Savannah River. Savannah was established in 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, who named it for the river. The city was planned around a system of squares, which

  • savannah (ecological region)

    Savanna, vegetation type that grows under hot, seasonally dry climatic conditions and is characterized by an open tree canopy (i.e., scattered trees) above a continuous tall grass understory (the vegetation layer between the forest canopy and the ground). The largest areas of savanna are found in

  • savannah dog (canine)

    Bush dog, (Speothos venaticus), small, stocky carnivore of the family Canidae found in the forests and savannas of Central and South America. The bush dog is a rare species, and its numbers are declining as a result of the destruction of its natural habitat. The bush dog has short legs and long

  • savannah fox (mammal)

    Crab-eating fox, (Cerdocyon thous), South American member of the dog family (Canidae), found in grassy or forested areas. It attains a length of 60–70 cm (24–28 inches), excluding a 30-cm tail, and has a gray to brown coat that is frequently tinged with yellow. It generally lives alone or in pairs

  • Savannah River (river, United States)

    Savannah River, river formed by the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca rivers at Hartwell Dam, Georgia, U.S. It constitutes the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina as it flows southeastward past Augusta and Savannah, Ga., into the Atlantic Ocean after a course of 314 miles (505 km). Its

  • Savannah River Site (area, South Carolina, United States)

    Augusta: …southwest of downtown; and the Savannah River Site, a federal nuclear-weapons facility, is about 15 miles (24 km) southeast in South Carolina. In 1995 voters approved a referendum consolidating the Augusta city and Richmond county governments. Inc. town, 1789; city, 1798. Pop. (2000) Augusta–Richmond county consolidated area, 199,775; Augusta–Richmond County…

  • savannah yellow fever (pathology)

    yellow fever: The course of the disease: africanus in Africa); and (3) intermediate, or savannah, yellow fever, in which transmission is from animal to person and from person to person via a number of “semidomestic” mosquitoes (e.g., A. furcifer, A. taylori).

  • Savannah, Capture of (American Revolution [1778])

    Capture of Savannah, (29 December 1778), engagement in the American Revolution. Stalemate in their war with the Americans in the north and concern over French attacks against British-held Caribbean islands caused the British to focus on securing American colonies in the south. A primary objective

  • Savannakhét (Laos)

    Savannakhét, town in the central southern panhandle of Laos, on the left bank of the Mekong River. It had a teacher-training school (1911), a public high school (1946), a Buddhist secondary school, a trade school, and the Savannakhét Technical College before the 1975 communist takeover. Industries

  • Sāvant Singh (Indian ruler)

    Kishangarh painting: …to the inspiration of Raja Sāvant Singh (reigned 1748–57). He was a poet, also, who wrote under the name of Nagari Dās, as well as a devout member of the Vallabhācārya sect, which worships the lord in his appearance on Earth as Krishna, the divine lover. Sāvant Singh fell in…

  • savant syndrome

    Savant syndrome, rare condition wherein a person of less than normal intelligence or severely limited emotional range has prodigious intellectual gifts in a specific area. Mathematical, musical, artistic, and mechanical abilities have been among the talents demonstrated by savants. Examples include

  • Savara (people)

    Savara, tribe of eastern India. They are distributed mainly in the states of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Bihār, with total numbers of about 310,000, most of whom are in Orissa. Most Savara have become Hinduized and generally speak the Oriya language. Their traditional form of Munda

  • Savard, Félix-Antoine (Canadian author)

    Félix-Antoine Savard, French Canadian priest, poet, novelist, and folklorist whose works show a strong Quebec nationalism and a love of the Canadian landscape. Savard was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1922. He began to lecture in the faculty of arts at Laval University in Quebec in 1943 and

  • Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar (Hindu and Indian nationalist)

    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Hindu and Indian nationalist and leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha (“Great Society of Hindus”), a Hindu nationalist organization and political party. While a student of law in London (1906–10), Savarkar helped to instruct a group of Indian revolutionaries in methods of

  • Savart’s disk (measurement device)

    acoustics: Early experimentation: …Savart, and now commonly called Savart’s disk, this device is often used today for demonstrations during physics lectures. In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, detailed studies of the relationship between frequency and pitch and of waves in stretched strings were carried out by the French physicist Joseph Sauveur,…

  • Savart, Félix (French physicist)

    Jean-Baptiste Biot: …1820 he and the physicist Félix Savart discovered that the intensity of the magnetic field set up by a current flowing through a wire is inversely proportional to the distance from the wire. This relationship is now known as the Biot-Savart law and is a fundamental part of modern electromagnetic…

  • Savary, Alain (French politician)

    Alain Savary, French politician, best known for his proposed reform of the French educational system. Savary, who was educated in France, joined the Resistance in 1940 and led the group that liberated (1941) the French dependency of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. He served as governor there (1941–43)

  • Savary, Alain Fran?ois (French politician)

    Alain Savary, French politician, best known for his proposed reform of the French educational system. Savary, who was educated in France, joined the Resistance in 1940 and led the group that liberated (1941) the French dependency of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. He served as governor there (1941–43)

  • Savary, Anne-Jean-Marie-René, duc de Rovigo (French general)

    Anne-Jean-Marie-René Savary, duc de Rovigo, French general, administrator, and trusted servant of Napoleon I. Savary joined the army in 1790 and fought in the Rhine campaigns. He was aide-de-camp first to General Louis Desaix de Veygoux in Egypt (1798) and, after Desaix’s death in 1800, to Napoleon

  • Savary, Jean-Nicholas (French musical instrument maker)

    bassoon: …when the Paris models of Jean-Nicholas Savary, with additional improvements in bore and mechanism, became the 20-keyed standard. That version, made by the firm of Buffet-Crampon, continues to be used in France, Italy, and Spain and by some British players.

  • savate (sport)

    Savate, (Middle French: “old shoe”) French sport of fighting by kicking, practiced from the early 19th century. It occurred mainly among the lower orders of Parisian society. When savate died out, its more skillful elements were combined with those of English bare-knuckle pugilism to produce la

  • Savatthi (ancient city, India)

    Shravasti, city of ancient India, located near the Rapti River in northeastern Uttar Pradesh state. In Buddhist times (6th century bce–6th century ce), Shravasti was the capital of the kingdom of Kosala and was important both as a prosperous trading centre and for its religious associations. It

  • Save River (river, Europe)

    Sava River, river in the western Balkans. Its basin, 36,960 square miles (95,720 square km) in area, covers much of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and northern Serbia. It rises in the Triglav group of the Julian Alps as two rivers, the Sava Bohinjka and the Sava Dolinka, which join at Radovljica. It

  • Save River (river, Africa)

    Sabi River, river of southeastern Africa, flowing through Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river rises as the Sabi about 50 miles (80 km) south of Harare (formerly Salisbury) and flows southeast from the Zimbabwean highveld to its confluence with the Odzi. It then turns south, drops over the C

  • Save the Children (international organization)

    Save the Children, any of several independent, voluntary organizations that seek to provide both disaster and long-term aid to disadvantaged children throughout the world. The original organization, Save the Children Fund, was founded in Great Britain in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister

  • Save the Emperor Association (Chinese history)

    Kang Youwei: …to Canada and founded the China Reform Association (Zhongguo Weixinhui; popularly known as the Save the Emperor Association and in 1907 renamed the Constitutional Party) to carry on his plans.

  • Save the Narmada (Indian organization)

    Medha Patkar: …which in 1989 became the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA; Save the Narmada). The NBA’s major aim was to provide project information and legal representation to the concerned residents of the Narmada valley.

  • Save the Tiger (film by Avildsen [1973])

    John G. Avildsen: Avildsen’s next project, the drama Save the Tiger (1973), failed to connect with moviegoers, but Jack Lemmon won an Academy Award for his performance as a businessman wallowing in a midlife crisis. The lively W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) found Burt Reynolds playing an amiable Southern con man, with…

  • Savelli, Cencio (pope)

    Honorius III, pope from 1216 to 1227, who is often considered one of the great administrators in papal history. A Roman aristocrat, he became treasurer of the Holy See in 1188. He was made cardinal priest by Pope Innocent III, whom he succeeded on July 18, 1216, and whose policies he developed,

  • Savelli, Giacomo (pope)

    Honorius IV, pope from 1285 to 1287. Grandnephew of Pope Honorius III, he studied at Paris and was made cardinal in 1261 by Pope Urban IV. Although old and crippled, he was elected on April 2, 1285, to succeed Pope Martin IV. His pontificate favoured the mendicant orders (i.e., religious orders

  • Savelli, Luca (Roman senator)

    Luca Savelli, Roman senator who in 1234 led a revolution against Pope Gregory IX to further the commercial interests of the Roman middle class. A member of a prominent family and nephew of Pope Honorius III, Savelli became senator (head of the municipal government) in 1234. He immediately declared

  • Savello, Parco (park, Rome, Italy)

    Rome: The Aventine: The Parco Savello, a small public park, was the walled area of the Savello family fortress, one of 12 that ringed the city in medieval times.

  • Savernake Forest (forest, England, United Kingdom)

    Savernake Forest, forest of beech covering about 4,000 ac (1,600 ha) on the chalk Downs in the county of Wiltshire, England. From the Norman Conquest (1066) until 1550 it was a major British royal hunting ground. In 1939 the woodland was leased to the state Forestry Commission. During World War II

  • Savery, Henry (Australian author)

    Australia: Culture: …was written by a convict, Henry Savery; Henry Kingsley’s Geoffrey Hamlyn (1859) is often judged the first major Australian novel. John West’s History of Tasmania (1852) was a work of remarkable scope and insight.

  • Savery, Thomas (British engineer and inventor)

    Thomas Savery, English engineer and inventor who built the first steam engine. A military engineer by profession, Savery was drawn in the 1690s to the difficult problem of pumping water out of coal mines. Using principles adduced by the French physicist Denis Papin and others, Savery patented

  • Savery, William (American cabinetmaker)

    William Savery, American cabinetmaker who was an important member of the group of Philadelphia craftsmen working in the Chippendale style during the 18th century. Savery’s work ranged from plain chairs to carved chests, with early pieces showing the influence of the Queen Anne style. The bulk of

  • Savez Komunista Jugoslavije (political party, Yugoslavia)

    Slobodan Milo?evi?: …Montenegrin parents and joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (from 1963 the League of Communists of Yugoslavia [LCY]) when he was 18 years old. He graduated from the University of Belgrade with a law degree in 1964 and began a career in business administration, eventually becoming head of the state-owned…

  • Savi’s pygmy shrew (mammal)

    insectivore: Natural history: The white-toothed pygmy shrew (Suncus etruscus), however, weighs less than 2.5 grams (0.09 ounce) and is perhaps the smallest living mammal. Other insectivores, such as the moonrat (Echinosorex gymnura) and the tailless tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus), attain the size of a small rabbit. Most insectivores are either…

  • Savi?, Ilija (prime minister of Serbia)

    Ilija Gara?anin, statesman and administrator of Serbia who was twice prime minister (1852, 1861–67). The son of a prominent merchant, Gara?anin became a customs official in 1834 and joined the army in 1837, where he served as colonel and commander. Changing sides in the rivalry between the two

  • Savigny, Friedrich Karl von (German jurist and historian)

    Friedrich Karl von Savigny, German jurist and legal scholar who was one of the founders of the influential “historical school” of jurisprudence. He advocated that the meaning and content of existing bodies of law be analyzed through research into their historical origins and modes of

  • savikalpaka (Indian philosophy)

    pratyaksha: …features, and discriminate perception (savikalpaka), in which the distinguishing features are both observed and recognized. Indiscriminate perception is important to the followers of the Advaita (Nondualist) school of Vedanta, for it allows for the liberating perception of brahman (ultimate reality), which is without features.

  • Savile of Eland, Baron (British statesman)

    George Savile, 1st marquess of Halifax, English statesman and political writer known as “The Trimmer” because of his moderating position in the fierce party struggles of his day. Although his conciliatory approach frequently made him a detached critic rather than a dynamic politician, the

  • Savile’s bandicoot rat (rodent)

    bandicoot rat: bengalensis) and Savile’s bandicoot rat (B. savilei) have dark brown or brownish gray body fur, weigh up to 350 grams, and measure up to 40 cm long including their brown tails. The lesser bandicoot rat is found on the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), and Myanmar…

  • Savile, Jimmy (British entertainer)

    Jimmy Savile, British entertainer who was a flamboyant radio and television personality known as much for his platinum-dyed hair, gaudy tracksuits, and enormous cigar as he was for his zany comedic style. After his death in 2011, he was the centre of a sexual abuse scandal. During World War II the

  • Savile, Sir George, 4th baronet (British statesman)

    George Savile, 1st marquess of Halifax, English statesman and political writer known as “The Trimmer” because of his moderating position in the fierce party struggles of his day. Although his conciliatory approach frequently made him a detached critic rather than a dynamic politician, the

  • Savile, Sir George, 4th baronet (British statesman)

    George Savile, 1st marquess of Halifax, English statesman and political writer known as “The Trimmer” because of his moderating position in the fierce party struggles of his day. Although his conciliatory approach frequently made him a detached critic rather than a dynamic politician, the

  • Savile, Sir Henry (British scholar)

    Maximus Margunios: …with the Anglican classical scholar Sir Henry Savile in the 1613 standard edition of the complete works of St. John Chrysostom, the late 4th-century Greek church father. Savile publicly acknowledged that Margunios’ cooperation was decisive in producing the critical Greek text, an edition that continues to be definitive.

  • Savile, Sir James Wilson Vincent (British entertainer)

    Jimmy Savile, British entertainer who was a flamboyant radio and television personality known as much for his platinum-dyed hair, gaudy tracksuits, and enormous cigar as he was for his zany comedic style. After his death in 2011, he was the centre of a sexual abuse scandal. During World War II the

  • Saville (novel by Storey)

    David Storey: …himself up for lost; and Saville (1976, Booker Prize), an autobiographical account of the breaking away of a coal miner’s son from village life. Later novels include A Prodigal Child (1982), Present Times (1984), A Serious Man (1998), As It Happened (2002), and Thin-Ice Skater (2004).

  • Saville Report (British government document)

    Bloody Sunday: In June 2010 the Saville Report, the final pronouncement of a government inquiry initiated by British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998, concluded that none of the victims had posed any threat to the soldiers and that their shooting was without justification.

  • Savimbi, Jonas (Angolan politician)

    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan politician, the leader of a long-continuing guerrilla insurgency against the postindependence government of Angola. The son of a railroad stationmaster, Savimbi was educated in mission schools and won a scholarship to study abroad. He studied medicine at the University of

  • Savimbi, Jonas Malheiro (Angolan politician)

    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan politician, the leader of a long-continuing guerrilla insurgency against the postindependence government of Angola. The son of a railroad stationmaster, Savimbi was educated in mission schools and won a scholarship to study abroad. He studied medicine at the University of

  • savin (plant)

    juniper: Major species: The savin (J. sabina) of central Europe, Chinese juniper (J. chinensis) of eastern Asia, and creeping juniper (J. horizontalis) of eastern North America are other popular ornamental species with many horticultural varieties.

  • Savina (monastery, Montenegro)

    Gulf of Kotor: East of Hercegnovi is Savina Monastery, dating from 1030, which contains historic treasures. In the Middle Ages a “Boka Navy” was created with ships from the town of Kotor and other gulf ports; initially a trading guild, it became involved in naval battles and campaigns against pirates until the…

  • saving (economics)

    Saving, process of setting aside a portion of current income for future use, or the flow of resources accumulated in this way over a given period of time. Saving may take the form of increases in bank deposits, purchases of securities, or increased cash holdings. The extent to which individuals

  • Saving Fish from Drowning (novel by Tan)

    Amy Tan: In Saving Fish from Drowning (2005), an idiosyncratic San Francisco art dealer narrates the story of a group of tourists traveling through China and Myanmar (Burma). The Valley of Amazement (2013) told the stories of an American woman, who opens a high-class brothel in Shanghai, and…

  • Saving Grace (American television series)

    Holly Hunter: …in the TV drama series Saving Grace (2007–10). She later appeared in the superhero movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and won praise for her performance in Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick (2017). Hunter then returned to television for the HBO series Here and Now (2018), a drama…

  • Saving Mr. Banks (film by Hancock [2013])

    Tom Hanks: …Somali pirates in 2009, and Saving Mr. Banks, a comedy based on the efforts of Walt Disney to obtain the film rights to P.L. Travers’s novel Mary Poppins (1934). Hanks then portrayed lawyer James B. Donovan, who defended (1957) Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and later orchestrated his 1962 release in…

  • Saving Private Ryan (film by Spielberg [1998])

    Steven Spielberg: The 1990s: …to World War II with Saving Private Ryan. The drama stands as one of the high points of his career, both praised and criticized for presenting some of the most realistic battle scenes staged in a Hollywood war movie. Of particular note is the 27-minute-long opening that depicts the invasion…

  • Saving Silverman (film by Dugan [2001])

    Neil Diamond: …as himself in the film Saving Silverman (2001). In January 2018, following a diagnosis of Parkinson disease, Diamond announced his retirement from touring.

  • savings and loan association (financial institution)

    Savings and loan association, a savings and home-financing institution that makes loans for the purchase of private housing, home improvements, and new construction. Formerly cooperative institutions in which savers were shareholders in the association and received dividends in proportion to the

  • savings and loan crisis (United States history)

    Charles H. Keating: …for his role in the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and ’90s, which resulted in the closure of about half of all savings and loan associations in the United States and the bankruptcy of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC). Until the subprime mortgage crisis of…

  • savings bank (financial institution)

    Savings bank, financial institution that gathers savings, paying interest or dividends to savers. It channels the savings of individuals who wish to consume less than their incomes to borrowers who wish to spend more. This function is served by the savings deposit departments of commercial banks,

  • Savinio, Alberto (Italian artist)

    Metaphysical painting: …musician, and painter known as Alberto Savinio—they formulated the rather obscure principles of the scuola metafisica (“Metaphysical school”). (De Chirico, however, had already arrived at his Metaphysical style several years before the movement came into existence, and by 1911 he had shown paintings of this nature in Paris.) Other Metaphysical…

  • Savinkov, Boris Viktorovich (Russian revolutionary)

    Boris Viktorovich Savinkov, revolutionary who violently opposed both the imperial and the Soviet regimes in Russia. He wrote several pseudonymous novels based on his career as a terrorist. Savinkov joined the Socialist-Revolutionary Party in 1903 and was a leader of its terrorist organization. He

  • Savio, Mario (American educator and student free-speech activist)

    Mario Savio, U.S. educator and student free-speech activist who reached prominence as spokesman for the 1960s Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. At the time dismissed by local officials as a radical and troublemaker, Savio was esteemed by students. After his

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