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pogey

, pogy Canadian slang
1. financial or other relief given to the unemployed by the government; dole
2. unemployment insurance
3. 
a. the office distributing relief to the unemployed
b. (as modifier): pogey clothes
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THE world outside is never the same-no world is the same-and I know this, because I saw the last tears the old woman ever cried, and I saw my child's tears fall on her cold cheeks, and my heart is raw in nature and ruthless in economy and the inside of the house is dark and the songbirds are gazing through the glass for you, pogey child, little one, my darling courage of the hope chest, they are missing the song of you and the ashes lay heavy-lie heavy, lie heavy-on their wings.
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If she sends gum, cigarettes, or other pogey bait when she writes you from Superior, Wisconsin, the DIs will pummel you in
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The Last Word It's the biggest thing to happen in The Land Cod Forgot since the invention of the pogey cheque--Newfoundland's native son Brad Gushue will represent Canada in curling at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.
Elevators, escalators, how to catch city buses, the tightrope you must walk when the police stop and harass, the pogey (EI) shuffle, the welfare dance and the dead-end job all have to be mastered to survive in the Aboriginal urban landscape.