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the pokey

old-fashioned slang Prison or jail, or a cell within one. The officer decided to put the drunken college student in the pokey for the night to sober up. A new sheriff arrived into town, and before long the pokey was overrun with criminals.
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poky

1. Small, cramped, or confined. Said of living or working accommodations. They gave me a poky office down in the basement of the building. Rent is so high in this city that we can only afford a poky one-bedroom apartment.
2. Slow, sluggish, or inefficient; tarrying or dawdling. The food was delicious, but the poky staff really put me off going there again to eat. My dad is still using the same poky old computer he bought in 1998. The thing can barely even boot up anymore!
3. Dull, plain, or unfashionable. I've only got these poky old dresses to wear to her wedding. He's been wearing the same poky blazer to work every day for the past 20 years.

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.

pokey

verb
See poky
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BettySoo | " Pokey LaFarge's current album, Something In The Water (Rounder Records), was issued earlier this year and features 12 songs, all but one - Tampa Red's All Night Long - written or co-written by Pokey.
At home it's hard to imagine such an old -fashioned gent as Pokey getting stuck into the White Stripes on his stereo but he says his musical choices have more to do with the quality than the genre.
When Pokey and Jackie cross into the US, they are subjected to a barrage of invasive questions from over-eager customs and immigration agents (one, played by notorious punk singer Jello Biafra, goes on and on about how "The United States of America is my home.
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Along the way, Pokey pays tribute to various musicians associated with the regions he travels through.
Respectful--have they ever heard of the Hokey Pokey or Chicken Dance?
In another case, a young boy nicknamed Pokey managed to hang on to his personal Web site's domain name despite complaints from makers of Gumby and Pokey dolls.
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Mildly catatonic, slightly stuck-up, small-town barber Pokey (Don McKellar) is conned by an exuberant, immoral roadie (Valerie Buhagiar) into helping her transport a suspicious corpse across the border.
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Cool air cools a snake down and makes it feel kind of pokey.
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