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PO'KING, ppr. Feeling in the dark; stirring with a poker; thrusting at with the horns; putting a poke on.
PO'KING, a. Drudging; servile. n
1: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist" [syn: jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting] Poke Poke, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Poked; p. pr. & vb. n. Poking.] [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.] 1. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire. He poked John, and said ``Sleepest thou ?'' --Chaucer. 2. To thrust with the horns; to gore. 3. [From 5th Poke, 3.] To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox. [Colloq. U. S.] To poke fun, to excite fun; to joke; to jest. [Colloq.] To poke fun at, to make a butt of; to ridicule. [Colloq.] Poking Pok"ing, a. Drudging; servile. [Colloq.] Bred to some poking profession. --Gray.
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