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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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It's like some twisted children's book around our house: "The Poky Little Penis went up the hill, and then tumble bumble, down he went.
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.
The purchase would bring DIC an array of more than 500,000 titles and characters such as Pat the Bunny, Poky Little Puppy, Underdog and Lassie, among others, as well as Golden Books' extensive distribution network.
Old, poky machines are more susceptible to breakdown delays.
By contrast, the Voyager I probe moves at a poky 38,000 miles per hour (912,000 miles per day).
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.
Retailers seeking still lower price points can consider Golden Books Family Entertainment Home Video & Audio's upcoming release of Poky and Friends, a three-video collection based on the top-selling books The Poky Little Puppy, Scuffy the Tugboat and Soggy Baggy Elephant.
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.