from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of gymnasium apparatus which consists of an upright pole having holes at regular intervals in which pegs may be inserted. It may be ascended by lifting the body by one peg while another is placed in the hole above.


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  • She saw a repair team equipped with plasteel seamers hiking up a peg-pole; she supposed they were starting to mend the cracks in the ceilings and walls.


  • The weight of the collapsing ceiling bent the peg-pole, severing its connection with the pole above it.


  • Another groan and the peg-pole jiggled, nearly imperceptibly.


  • Pattie used her secondary limbs to maintain her own hold on the peg-pole.


  • The peg-pole they had been climbing had crashed into a building complex that stood a good ten meters above the deck floor.


  • Each time the leaning peg-pole vibrated, Zoë clung more tightly to Pattie’s pincers.


  • As they climbed down the last peg-pole before the turnoff to Zoë’s paddock, Pattie called out to Zoë, “I was serious about helping out with the repair efforts, but I’m afraid if I just show up and volunteer, they’ll turn me away.”


  • "peg-pole," -- when you can draw yourself up by one arm, and perform the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861


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