- a poacher, Agonus cataphractus, common near the British Isles and ranging north to Greenland and Iceland.
Origin of pogge
First recorded in 1665–75; origin uncertain
Also called armed bullhead.
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Examples from the Web for pogge
A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (Cottus cataphractus).The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Crimes are punished by excessive administrations of the drug, which in the end stupefy the criminal (Pogge, Wolff).The Races of Man
Wissmann and Pogge also met them a few years ago in their journey to Nyangwe.
- Also called: armed bullhead a European marine scorpaenoid fish, Agonus cataphractus, of northern European waters, with a large head, long thin tail, and body completely covered with bony plates: family Agonidae
- any other fish of the family Agonidae
C18: of unknown origin
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