from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See peeoy.
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A thought occurred to Ivan, who was a quick conceiver -- a plan which promised well -- and that was to make a "spitting-devil," and send it up into the cave.
That puts out the "spitting-devil," and no doubt along with it, or soon after, the life of the animal it had so affrighted; for even the king of American beasts could not escape being drowned in that foaming, seething flood.