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But, as the people of Irving are now discovering, all of this poking and prodding is not without potential consequences.

Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”

The painting is of a human heart set inside a wind-up music box that has a metal rod poking out of the pulmonary artery.

The modest eating area has more than a dozen tables, each punctuated by a small porcelain vase with a plastic flower poking out.

“The One With the Giant Poking Device” Ugly Naked Guy was a brilliant running joke on Friends.

Mademoiselle was poking at a rusty stove that smoked a little and warmed the room indifferently.

“Yes—tea,” answered the traveller with the keen grey eyes, turning, and poking the fire with the heel of his boot.

Had the automatic snout poking through the steel grille of the rear of the cage.

She doesn't hold with Lords poking their noses into people's kitchens, anyway.

He was plugging the hole himself with a mixture of butter and cow dung which he was poking in with a stick!


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poking, such as: analytical, nosy, big-eyed, challenging, forward, and impertinent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.