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

  Pokey \Pok"ey\, a.
     See Poky.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: wasting time [syn: dilatory, laggard, poky,
      2: small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college";
         "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns" [syn:
         jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky]
      n 1: a correctional institution used to detain persons who are
           in the lawful custody of the government (either accused
           persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a
           sentence) [syn: jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink,
           slammer, poky, pokey]

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