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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POKER

"There was one rule in poker your pa had," said Uncle Peter.

Hatteras withdrew the poker, and instantly plunged it in the wall.

But in the middle of it all, lend me the poker, which will answer for the master-kay, sure!

The seductive game of poker is one that I do not understand.

In the event of his losing the game of poker I was to be even more concerned than he.

Augustine was so enthusiastic that she jabbed the poker into the stove harder than ever.

Each man, ignorant, uncultured in all else, was a past master at poker—an artist.

The poker was put again into the fire; in a few minutes it was red hot.

And somehow he lost all desire to continue his poker game in the store.

I've got twenty-five dollars in poker winnings you can have.

WORD ORIGIN

"the iron bar with which men stir the fire" [Johnson], 1530s, agent noun from poke (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POKER

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noungame depending on luck
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