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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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Director Russell Mulcahy, the guy behind such uninteresting theatrical releases as the ``Highlander'' series and ``The Shadow,'' adapts Michael O'Hara's utterly perfunctory script with an odd pokiness - the thing could easily clock in at 30 at 60 minutes shorter than its three-hour running time.
Start your tour in Needles, California, where Route 66 follows Front Street and Broadway through town: The contrast between Front Street's pokiness and the high-speed efficiency of Interstate 40 tells you all you need to know about the differences between Route 66's era and ours.
What if the relative pokiness of a Justice is not due to one's own faults but is instead a product of the tardiness of other Justices?
ADD, according to one theory, is the result of the brain's pokiness in absorbing its own glucose and presents a range of symptoms: it can make a student a bit too easily distracted, or, in its more severe forms, it can rattle a student's concentration so much that she cannot process both syllables of a two-syllable word.
No 34 Edgbaston Road, Smethwick, is a face-lifted, four-bedroom, mid-terraced property with none of that pokiness that often defines similar properties - and it's an eye-opener to see how this house has been ordered, using every inch to great avail.
He swept us along with his ideas of getting rid of the pokiness of the house and also the modest 'box on the back' with a flat roof that had been added by the previous owners in 1985.