from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See porgy.
- n. A small whale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small arctic whale, yielding only about 20 or 25 barrels of oil. supposed to be the young of the bow-head whale.
- n. Same as porgy.
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What he was saying now like to nobody was "And at that time you couldn't get hold of a poggy" (what - ever that was, brothers), "not if you was to hand over ten million archibalds, so what do I do, eh, I goes down to Turkey's and says I've got this sproog on that morrow, see, and what can he do?"
He flapped about with his hands, moved his shoulders up and down and said "Ackle-eeta-oomi-poggy-wo?"
"Ya," said he, "foots is more petter as a poggy on this road," i. e., "feet are better than a buggy."