pole used to propel a boat, late 15c., of unknown origin.
Here, poy—here, Tuncan—pring it here—let me cut it up mysell—let me cut it mysell.
They propelled them along the drains by a long pole, called a “poy.”
"Dis iss some games vot two can blay ad, my poy," chuckled Carl.
"Mortaunt, my poy, you're heartily welcome," said my old comrade.
No, I does not; he says he goes off mit your poy, but dey both lies—don't it?
Poor oldt Abbott, dot vos many years ago, budt I can hear him still telling me aboudt his poy Harry, undt vot a fine poy he vos.
poy found later a similar relation in the case of the West Indian hurricanes.
For vy, I haf a whole case of your class colors, ladies, that my poy iss opening.
"It vas not goot to give a poy too pig a name; t-makes um prout ven da grows up," he said.
To pe sure, it is a long way, and a pit in the woots; but petter to untertake dat, than to haf the poy lose his l'arnin'.