To lose one's peavy is, among rivermen, the most mortifying disgrace.
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.
It seemed he could use a peavy, or canthook, pretty well, having done something besides sailing in his day.
Balancing his peavy across his body, he made his way by short dashes to the point of threatened congestion.
This man was standing on an extreme point, leaning on his peavy, watching the timbers float past.
A peavy stick is a heavy pole about six feet long, with a sharp iron point at the end.