3. Hence: Any assembly characterized by noise and confusion; a noisy frolic or gathering. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Pow"wow`), v. i.
1. To use conjuration, with noise and confusion, for the cure of disease, etc., as among the North American
2. Hence: To hold a noisy, disorderly meeting. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Pox) n. [For pocks, OE. pokkes. See Pock. It is plural in form but is used as a singular.] (Med.)
Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four
diseases, the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal diseases.
Pox, when used without an epithet, as in imprecations, formerly signified smallpox; but it now signifies
(Pox), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poxed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poxing.] To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
(Poy) n. [OF. apui, apoi, a support, prop., staff, F. appui, fr. OF. apuier, apoier, to support, F.
appuyer, fr. à to (L. ad) + OF. pui, poi, a rising ground, hill, L. podium. See Podium, Pew.]
1. A support; used in composition; as, teapoy.
2. A ropedancer's balancing pole. Johnson.
3. A long boat hook by which barges are propelled against the stream. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Poy*na"do) n. A poniard. [Obs.] Lyly.
(Poynd v., Poynd"er) n. See Poind, Poinder.
(Poy nette") n. [Cf. Point.] A bodkin. [Obs.]
(Poyn"tel) n. [See Pointal.] (Arch.) Paving or flooring made of small squares or lozenges set
diagonally. [Formerly written pointal.]
(Poy"ou) n. (Zoöl.) A South American armadillo Called also sixbanded armadillo.
(Poze) v. t. See 5th Pose.
(Poz`zu*o*la"na Poz`zo*la"*na) , n. [It.] Volcanic ashes from Pozzuoli, in Italy, used in the
manufacture of a kind of mortar which hardens under water.
(Praam) n. [D. praam; cf. G. prahm, F. prame; all of Slavonic origin, from a word akin to E.
fare. See Fare.] (Naut.) A flat- bottomed boat or lighter, used in Holland and the Baltic, and sometimes
armed in case of war. [Written also pram, and prame.]
(Prac"tic) a. [See Practical.]
2. Artful; deceitful; skillful. [Obs.] "Cunning sleights and practick knavery." Spenser.
(Prac"ti*ca*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being practicable; practicableness; feasibility.
"The practicability of such a project." Stewart.