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Definition of "poking-stick" []

  • A small stick or rod of steel, formerly used in adjusting the plaits of ruffs. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "poking-stick" in a sentence
  • "There was also something about a "poking-stick"a stick with the sole purpose of jabbing people but I forget what that was all about..."
  • "Keep this in mind next time you think about picking up the poking-stick."
  • ""I'll attend to it myself," said George, rising from his chair, at one end of the big fireplace, and stirring the glowing coals in the brick oven with the hard-wood "poking-stick.""