Paugie \Pau"gie\, Paugy \Pau"gy\, n.; pl. {Paugies}. [Corrupted from Amer. Indian mishcuppauog. See {Scup}.] (Zo["o]l.) The scup. See {Porgy}, and {Scup}. [1913 Webster]

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