Well just have to dig into her with the peavies, Dinny, and trust to luck.
So they dug with the peavies for three days, and nothing happened.
This they attacked with their peavies, rolling the top logs off into the current below.
In some cases this merely meant pushing them afloat by means of the peavies.
Their peavies clanked regularly, and the logs twirled out of their resting places and trundled into the stream.
Here and there on the flanks of the wooden monster crews of men picked away with peavies.
Men were catching up ropes, chains, peavies, and pike poles and hurrying off into the darkness.
A story was current of how he had once manhandled four drunken lumberjacks, in spite of peavies and sticks of cordwood.
Group after group of laborers, peavies or cant-hooks on shoulders, were moving slowly past him toward the wharf.
Some few the rivermen were forced to carry bodily, ten men to a side, the peavies clamped in as handles.