Hurley reached for a peavy that stood in the corner behind the door.
Hurley tossed the peavy into its corner and proceeded to unlace his boots.
We want a peavy or twothems the best tools, said one of the men.
The latter had lingered in hopes of rescuing his peavy, which had gone overboard.
To lose one's peavy is, among rivermen, the most mortifying disgrace.
Tom North, leaning gracefully against the shaft of a peavy, looked up eagerly as his principal approached.
Balancing his peavy across his body, he made his way by short dashes to the point of threatened congestion.
As man shouted to man, each shouldered his peavy and came running ashore, eager question on his lips.
"Mr. Chairman," snarled Colonel Peavy, rising with impressive dignity and drawing his coat around him with ominous deliberation.
A peavy stick is a heavy pole about six feet long, with a sharp iron point at the end.