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"It makes no difference to you where I got it," said our hero, returning the money to his pocket.

Robert drew a jackknife from his pocket, and did as he was bidden.

He not only closed it, but locked it, having secretly hidden the key in his pocket.

In his pocket there were nearly two hundred dollars, not likely to be of any service to him.

"Yes," said the captain, drawing from his pocket a large wallet.

"I've got eleven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket," Andrew said frankly.

He took the song from his pocket, and smoothed it out before her on the piano.

She turned the key, and taking it out, put it in her pocket.

I have got a screw in my pocket, and I never go without my tool-knife.

Her hand was in her pocket, and a bright coin was between her fingers.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., pokete, "bag, pouch, small sack," from Anglo-French pokete (13c.), diminutive of Old North French poque "bag" (Old French pouche), from a Germanic source akin to Frankish *pokka "bag," from Proto-Germanic *puk- (see poke (n.)).

Meaning "small bag worn on the person, especially one sewn into a garment" is from early 15c. Sense in billiards is from 1754. Mining sense is attested from 1850; military sense of "area held by troops surrounded by the enemy" is from 1918; the general sense of "small area different than its surroundings" (1926) apparently was extended from the military use. Figuratively, "one's money" (conceived as being kept in a pocket) is from 1717. Pope Pokett (late 15c.) was figurative of the greedy and corrupt Church.

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