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[pee-vee] /ˈpi vi/
noun, plural peavies.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To lose one's peavy is, among rivermen, the most mortifying disgrace.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • Hurley reached for a peavy that stood in the corner behind the door.

  • He struggled into his mackinaw and reached fer the peavy that lay where it had fallen beside the stove.

  • Hurley tossed the peavy into its corner and proceeded to unlace his boots.

  • The peavy bit into the ice, and the scooter rocked out from the wharf.

  • We want a peavy or twothems the best tools, said one of the men.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • It seemed he could use a peavy, or canthook, pretty well, having done something besides sailing in his day.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Balancing his peavy across his body, he made his way by short dashes to the point of threatened congestion.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • This man was standing on an extreme point, leaning on his peavy, watching the timbers float past.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • A peavy stick is a heavy pole about six feet long, with a sharp iron point at the end.

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