To boy a pig a poke
Poke Poke, n. [AS. poca, poha, pohha; akin to Icel. poki, OD. poke, and perh. to E. pock; cf. also Gael. poca, and OF. poque. Cf. {Pock}, {Pocket}, {Pouch}.] 1. A bag; a sack; a pocket. ``He drew a dial from his poke.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They wallowed as pigs in a poke. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A long, wide sleeve; -- called also {poke sleeve}. [1913 Webster]

{To boy a pig a poke} (that is, in a bag), to buy a thing without knowledge or examination of it. --Camden. [1913 Webster]


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