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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Definitions for pokelogan

  1. Northeastern U.S. marshy or stagnant water that has branched off from a stream or lake.

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Citations for pokelogan
They were particularly numerous where there was a small bay, or pokelogan, as it is called, bordered by a strip of meadow, or separated from the river by a low peninsula covered with coarse grass... Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods, 1864
He weighted their bodies into the black stagnant water of a marshy pokelogan and watched them sink below the surface, being the last man to ever see them alive or dead. Robert Olmstead, Soft Water, 1988
Origin of pokelogan
Pokelogan entered English in the 1840s and is of unknown origin.