pokelogan\ POHK-loh-guhn \ , noun;
1.Northeastern U.S. marshy or stagnant water that has branched off from a stream or lake.
They were particularly numerous where there was asmall bay, or pokelogan , as it is called, bordered by astrip of meadow, or separated from the river by a lowpeninsula covered with coarse grass...
-- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods , 1864
He weighted their bodies into the black stagnantwater of a marshy pokelogan and watched them sinkbelow the surface, being the last man to ever seethem alive or dead.
-- Robert Olmstead, Soft Water , 1988
Pokelogan entered English in the 1840s and is ofunknown origin.
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