Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An urticaceous plant, Maoutia (Bœmeria) Puya, of northern India.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Milray was tellin 'that he's what they call a pooa lo'd, and that he was carryin' on with the American girls like everything down there in Egypt last winta.

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  • Mrs. Milray was tellin 'that he's what they call a pooa lo'd, and that he was carryin' on with the American girls like everything down there in Egypt last winta.

    Ragged Lady — Volume 2

  • I guess we've been pooa, too -- I don't mean anything that a'n't exactly right -- and I guess I've had the same feelin's.

    Ragged Lady — Volume 1

  • "I don't believe I'm goin 'to be sick, but it's one of my pooa days, and I might just as well be in bed as not."

    Ragged Lady — Complete

  • I guess we've been pooa, too -- I don't mean anything that a'n't exactly right -- and I guess I've had the same feelin's.

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  • "I don't believe I'm goin 'to be sick, but it's one of my pooa days, and I might just as well be in bed as not."

    Ragged Lady — Volume 2

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