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 Indians.

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 syphilis.

(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
(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.]

1. 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.

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