Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 23:24:20 EST From: Boyd Davis Subject: packy? What does 'packy' mean in this context? Late that next afternoon, I found Det. Lt. Royce Whitlock of the state police where he usually went for lunch on his days off: downstairs in the basement of a thriving cement-block mini-mall in Lynnfield--convenience store selling milk, cigarettes, potato chips, and lottery scratch cards and keno tickets that kept a bunch of older guys in satin jackets rapt in front of a TV screen; two-chair barber shop; sewing supplies store; packy; and a take-out sandwich shop. --George V. Higgins, Sandra Nichols Found Dead. New York: Henry Holt,1996