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"I don't want to seem too prominent in this campaign," he said to Colonel Peavey.

If they happen to have peavey handles they might bring them along.

But he nigh brained me with a peavey once, when I had only my bare hands.

Now get off o these booms, or Ill bash in your head with a peavey.

Then, as a man pries jack-straws, he clamped his peavey and tugged sharply.

A peavey is like a cant-hook except that it is pointed at the end.

If it were true, then what had she sought with Peavey, if not to be his wife—what, then?

When Peavey's automobile had been withdrawn, she had tried Gilday, only to find him out of town.

Only Peavey could tell her, make her certain of the truth or falsity of this story.

She laughed, and thinking of Peavey, blushed under his quick gaze.

WORD ORIGIN

"pointed cant hook," a lumbering hook, 1878, said to be named for a John Peavey, blacksmith in Bolivar, N.Y., who supposedly invented it c.1872. Other sources ascribe it to a Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine, and give a date of 1858.

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