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 for poke bonnet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poke \Poke\, n.
     1. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the
        ribs. --Ld. Lytton.
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     2. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting
        person. [Slang, U.S.] --Bartlett.
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     3. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or
        breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole
        inserted, pointed forward. [U.S.]
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     Poke bonnet, a bonnet with a straight, projecting front.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poke bonnet
      n 1: a hat tied under the chin [syn: bonnet, poke bonnet]

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