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n. pl. pogy or po·gies

[Alteration of dialectal poghaden, perhaps of Eastern Abenaki origin.]
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(ˈpəʊɡɪ; ˈpɒɡɪ)
npl pogies or pogypl pogies
1. (Animals) another name for the porgy
2. (Social Welfare) a variant spelling of pogey
[C19: perhaps from Algonquian pohegan menhaden]
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(ˈpoʊ gi, ˈpɒg i)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -gy, (esp. for kinds or species) -gies.
[1855–60; shortening of poghaden (a Maine dial. term, perhaps < Eastern Abenaki); see -y2]


(ˈpoʊ gi)

n., pl. -gies. Canadian Slang.
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Noun1.pogy - money received from the state
public assistance, social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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While premade fishmeal pellets catch plenty of shrimp, I'm convinced a mixture offish meal, pogy oil, and flour will make a potent pattie that will stick to the bottom longer and draw shrimp better than pellets.
At that time, Berkley offered the Power Pogy, a classic thumper design that somewhat resembled the Sassy Shad, as well as the more tubular minnowlike profile of the Berkley Power Mullet.
* Searching for anyone who served with me aboard USS Pogy (SSN-647), 1979-83, and who was at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and part of wrecking crew overhaul, 1980-81.
In a host of undersea food chains, menhaden--also known as pogy and bunker--are a common denominator.
The note reads (bracketed inclusion is ours), "Barton Evermann letter to CBH informing him to proceed to Lake Tahoe and report to Professor Chancey Juday to render assistance and paint four species [specimens ?: male and female of each of two species?] of trout: the Pogy or Snipe (Salmo henshawi) and the Silver Trout (S.
Atlantic Menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus--Also called bunker, mossbunker or pogy, Atlantic menhaden belong to the herring family.
The Abenaki of Maine called them pauhagen, their word for "fertilizer," hence "pogy," still a common name for the fish.
Navy aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Asiatic Pacific region during World War II.
Finding a solution seems to be a matter of trial and error, i.e., the kind of job computers were made for." He found a solution with only three non-words (all others are in Webster's Third, although PREB is an abbreviation): MANY PREB SWIG LOFT HUCK CROW LUNG PATH KEYS bfim efgh CITY KNOB WUMP LARS BUST WAKF CLEM HIRN POGY KLIP HOMS FURY abcg NEWT
Ragland (757) 583-9021; e-mail: c148rags@exis.net USS Nicholas DD/DDE-449 (all years): Frog LaCross (253) 858-1884; e-mail lafroges@aol.com USS Nimitz CVN-68: Bud Scott (757) 490-9254 USS Oklahoma BB-37: Paul Goodyear (520) 421-0055; e-mail: goodyear@juno.com USS Pentheus ARL-20 (WWII): Frank Elsner (717) 632-4330 USS Phoenix CL-46: Andy Wilson (360) 295-3811; e-mail: reddevil@toledotel.com USS Pogy SS266: Bob DeVore (502) 538-7853 USS Pompon SS-267: H.
In a submarine, however, "you can travel under the ice, break through it, and leave quickly" by submerging, says Mark Cook, a North Carolina State University marine electronics technician who's conducting experiments aboard the Pogy.
Caption: Taylor Lunsford caught the tarpon off the coast of Crescent Beach following summer pogy pods off the beach.