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  • n. Plural form of peavey.


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  • They produced twelve thousand peaveys a year and were happy to sell one to Ben for $1.50.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Perched on that, anchored with their peaveys, they float downriver.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • There were no other implements in sight, on any of the shelves, except for a couple of unwieldy lumberjacks 'peaveys.

    Corpse in the Camera

  • The delicate work is harder, much harder, than hammering out braces or log peaveys.

    The Magic Engineer

  • *** Suddenly the six men below the jam scattered. *** holding their peaveys across their bodies, they jumped lightly from one floating log to another in the zig-zag to shore.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Their boots are shod with "caulks," or spikes, to keep them from slipping on the logs, and they carry either pike poles or peaveys, Fig. 17.

    Handwork in Wood

  • *** The crew redoubled its exertion, clamping its peaveys here and there, apparently at random, but in reality with the most definite of purposes.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Thirty feet above the bed of the river six men clamped their peaveys into the soft pine; jerking, pulling, lifting, sliding the great logs from their places.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Up and down the bank he rushed, bellowing orders and hurling curses at the men who, gripping their peaveys, swarmed over the heaving jam like flies.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • Fallon and Stromberg leaped forward and simultaneously their peaveys bit into the smaller of the two key-logs.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest


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