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for To boy a pig a poke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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."
They wallowed as pigs in a poke. --Chaucer.
2. A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
To boy a pig a poke (that is, in a bag), to buy a thing
without knowledge or examination of it. --Camden.
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