slowpoke


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slowpoke

Someone who moves or does things in a particularly slow or sluggish manner; someone who is or has been dawdling. We're never going to finish our project by the deadline with this slowpoke weighing us down! Hurry up, slowpoke! We're not going to wait all day for you to catch up with us.
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Monomeric 14-3-3 protein is sufficient to modulate the activity of the Drosophila slowpoke calcium-dependent potassium channel.
All neutron activation analyses were carried out by the Ecol e Polytechnique of the University of Montreal using their SLOWPOKE reactor.
Characterization of shotgun pellets and gunshot residue by trace element concentration patterns by neutron activation analysis using the slowpoke reactor, Journal of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (1984) 17(4):167-181.
This simple picture book is a charming account of a class walk during which Joe (the prototypical slowpoke who takes time to "smell the roses") sees things that the other children miss.
We rubberneck it from our chairs, like when we slowpoke by a car wreck-- only this time we get to see the crash, too, thanks to the easy math involved: fool + breathing = pain and/or shame.
The eagle-owl on the prowl has caught and killed a slowpoke (right).
A slowpoke plant might not be able to outcompete faster-growing weeds.
Even compared with today's super chips that exceed 1 gigahertz (GHz), the relatively modest (and far less expensive) 500-MHz processor can hardly be called a slowpoke when it launches an application or refreshes a large spreadsheet calculation in a second or two.
Rewriting has always been the slowpoke compared to write-once recording.
Accordingly, she called Mulroney a slowpoke compared to the present Prime Minister.
18 Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Clefairy, Clefable, Ditto, Chansey, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Lickitung, Nidoran (female).
The Globe and Mail article quoted counterintelligence sources as saying Chinese spies started obtaining information about the Slowpoke reactor in the 1960s and that Beijing had a clone in operation by the mid-1980s.
They can and do often grow far beyond the slowpoke arithmetic model he offered.
Usually the slowpoke of the European frozen food market, the Netherlands showed some spark last year with a 5.3% increase to 293,565 tons (not counting poultry).
That classifies me as an "old-timer" and perhaps something of a slowpoke. I didn't start out with a goal of seeing a certain number of objects; that's just the way things turned out.