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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.
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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." Baby brothers are so useful to have around when you want to talk about potentially delicate masculine subjects.
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.
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 1.7 litre diesel, but the 1.3 version is still nippy enough, accelerating from 0-60mph in about 13 seconds.
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.
Now skaters are notoriously poky, especially in times of tour, but in this case we didn't have a team manager type stoking the fires of responsibility, no demos, and the other usual drill captain--the photographer--was me.
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. "They've been divesting themselves, but not as fast as they would have wanted or at the price they would have wanted," says Mains.
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.
Work on the Queen Mary halted in December 1931, and the launch was not until 1934, when the sea-fevered John Masefield wrote an ode for the occasion, entitled 'Job 534' ('I long to see you leaping to the urge', etc., in The Times 25 September 1934), and, subsequently, a letter to Florence Lamont about the 'deplorable' decoration of the 'poky and stingy' lounges and lesser rooms (Letters of John Masefield to Florence Lamont), ed.