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poky

and pokey
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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Stalled in a poky burg all but out of business since the interstate siphoned tourist traffic away, an impatient McQueen stays only under duress, educated by townsfolk including local judge Doc Hudson (Newman, himself a car racer, in the role of a 1951 jalopy that fits the 81-year-old actor like a trophy), the loyal and hee-hawing tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), and the onetime fast-lane Porsche 911, Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt, another favorite Pixar vocalizer).
The Christmas Letter by Kevin Prochaska is heartwarming novel depicting the story of Viola Martin and her unexpectedly friendship with her inquisitive and poky grandson Jimmy.
Phoenix College's posh pamphlet boasts grand buildings, spacious lecture rooms and a lavish library - but it is actually based in a poky back-street warehouse.
Some states are passing law to keep poky drivers out of the left lane of the highway.
If you want more of a pocket rocket, you can opt for a very poky 1.
I had asked the nice people at VW for the loan of a poky but economical car for a holiday with my younger son who is living and working in the far north of Scotland.
And even the properties I looked at for that price were poky.
And, well, after the first week I was feeling as poky as the rest of them.
Old, poky machines are more susceptible to breakdown delays.
While IHS has been scrambling to rid itself of businesses that were being hammered by PPS, such as home health and infusion, it's paying the price for being poky.
Melamine cup sets and a plastic cup set with books will be available in 2000, and will feature six characters from Golden Books -- The Poky Little Puppy, Shy Little Kitten, Tootle the Train, Scrawny Lion, Scuffy the Tugboat and The Saggy Baggy Elephant.
Their eggs go through a 12- to 15-month incubation, unusually poky for a reptile.
The merest glance through a microscope at the brain of an ant or through a telescope at a long-ago galaxy of a billion worlds is enough to render poky and parochial the very psalms of praise.
For most of this century, Old Stage has been a poky two-lane highway running roughly parallel to Interstate 5, its hills, curves, and quirks beloved by the people who lived along it.
Their longevity is testimony enough to the fact that they answer a need in the children to whom they are read: Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton (Scuffy is also brave and resourceful), Tawny, Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson and Saggy, Baggy Elephant, Poky Little Puppy by Janet S.