Poking-stick
Poking-stick Pok"ing-stick`, n. A small stick or rod of steel, formerly used in adjusting the plaits of ruffs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • poking-stick — pōˈking stick noun A small rod formerly used for adjusting the pleats of ruffs • • • Main Entry: ↑poke …   Useful english dictionary

  • poking stick — noun : a small rod made of wood, bone, or metal and formerly used to stiffen the pleats of ruffs …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick/poke your nose in/into — to get involved in or want information about (something that does not concern you) He s always poking his nose into other people s business. • • • Main Entry: ↑nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick your nose into something — poke/shove/stick/your nose into something phrase to show too much interest in things that are someone’s private business You have no right to poke your nose into my affairs! Thesaurus: to try to find out informationsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick (your) nose into (something) — poke/stick (your) nose into (something) informal to show too much interest in a situation that does not involve you. That ll teach him to go poking his nose into other people s business! …   New idioms dictionary

  • poking — pəʊk n. push, thrust; insertion, act of sticking in; strike from a fist; pokeweed, perennial tall plant that bears juicy purple berries and poisonous root (used in medicine for treating rheumatic conditions) v. push, thrust; insert, stick in;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poting-stick — poˈting stick noun (obsolete) A poking stick for ruffs, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑pote * * * poting, poting stick see pote v …   Useful english dictionary

  • setting stick — noun 1. : poking stick 2. : dibble 3. : composing stick …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poker — Pok er, n. [From {Poke} to push.] 1. One who pokes. [1913 Webster] 2. That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals. [1913 Webster] 3. A poking stick. Decker. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo[ o]l.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poker picture — Poker Pok er, n. [From {Poke} to push.] 1. One who pokes. [1913 Webster] 2. That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals. [1913 Webster] 3. A poking stick. Decker. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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