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poky

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1. n. jail; a jail cell. (Usually with the.) She spent a day in the poky.
2. mod. slow; lagging and inefficient. Hurry up! Don’t be so poky.
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We're involved with two of the largest precious metals developers in the world, being Lonmin and Impala, and they're second and third on the scale in terms of size, so we've got good strategic partners," Pokier said.
For example, while several studies (Laroche, Giguere, & Pokier, 1999; Laroche, Leroux, Giguere, & Poirier, 2000; Tauchi, Sawai, Takato, Yoshiura, & Takeuchi, 1998) found that alternating signals result in greater accuracy in crossing than do simultaneous signals, a similar study (Wall, Ashmead, Bentzen, & Barlow, 2004) did not confirm this effect.
Those who feel pokier than they should be might want to see a doc.
My tart was better and had good pastry but was a little heavy on the custardy filling and could have done with more feta to give it a pokier, sharper edge.
It's longer, taller and wider than before and still cheaper than many of it's pokier rivals.
Today, Pokier circulates a pleasant mirror reflecting the paths of sweet France.
Our first goal was to get a system that could consolidate all of the companies under our group," says Pokier.
Ledecky and Pokier created enormous momentum behind the idea that the flower business would blossom with consolidation.
But such are the pitfalls of suggesting a canon--even an Emerson canon and even as tentatively as Pokier suggests one here--at a time when the very idea of canonicity is under considerable scrutiny.
With less weight to carry around, lower-order 2WD petrol and diesel models feel more agile and more responsive than their pokier 3.
The 2014 model year changes brought buyers the option of a pokier 105bhp variant of the petrol TwinAir engine and there was a smarter TFT instrument display on top models, along with a trendy 'Cult' trim level.
The lower-powered variant offers class-leading superministyle efficiency figures but has less torque than the pokier 180PS derivative we tried, a car that makes 62mph in 8.
We can't really see much point in opting for the pokier version as its pulling power - 172Nm of torque - is no better than that of the base unit.