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Poop

(Very) informal; a person with inside information. Poops generally are not allowed to make any trades based on this information.
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They say that for over ten minutes hardly anything was to be seen of the ship--just the three masts and a bit of the forecastle head and of the poop all awash driving along in a smother of foam.
I paced a turn or two on the poop and saw him take up his position face forward with his elbow in the ratlines of the mizzen rigging before I went below.
The old navigators called the Paumotus the Dangerous Archipelago," McCoy said, when they had regained the poop.
But the land is there, I tell you," Captain Davenport shouted to them from the poop.
You shall fly your pennon upon the fore part, then, and I upon the poop.
Their leader, Goodwin Hawtayne, stood upon the poop and talked with Sir Nigel, casting his eye up sometimes at the swelling sail, and then glancing back at the two seamen who held the tiller.
In fact, he had no occasion to go on the poop, or even look that way much; but while the ship was about to anchor, casting his eyes in that direction, he received an absurd impression that his captain (he was up there, of course) was sitting on both sides of the aftermost skylight at once.
Meantime, he was leading the way across the quarter-deck under the poop into the long passage with the door of the saloon at the far end.
Two things I had acquired by my accident: an injured knee-cap that went undressed and from which I suffered for weary months, and the name of "Hump," which Wolf Larsen had called me from the poop.
The only spot of light in the ship at night was that of the compass-lamps, lighting up the faces of the succeeding helmsmen; for the rest we were lost in the darkness, I walking the poop and the men lying about the decks.
Presently he would bring me a cup up on the poop, and it was then that I allowed myself to drop into my deck chair for a couple of hours of real sleep.
Red tongues could be seen licking the wilderness of splinters under our feet as we made our way back to the poop.