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(Austral) (of cattle) hornless or polled
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  • He had come up the stairs just in time to hear the cry of “Give it to him, poley!”

  • "No-o-o-o, thank you," said poley, and rolled away by himself.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke
  • "That's softer yet, poley," laughed the Flamingo, who appeared to be less concerned than anybody.

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • If he can't gallop I'll never say I know a horse from a poley cow.'

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • He merely grinned and remarked tranquilly: “You make the fon one poor poley.”

  • The prop is missing this morning, and Tommy is accused of having been seen chasing old poley with it at an earlier hour.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson

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