(n.) A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
(n.) A bag; a sack; a pocket.
(n.) A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
(v. t.) To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
(v. t.) To thrust with the horns; to gore.
(v. t.) To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
(v. i.) To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
(n.) The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
(n.) A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
(n.) A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
(1) Experts on the red web share their views Read more Earlier this year student Ruslan Starostin posted an image poking fun at Putin on VKontakte.
(2) Kim Kardashian: Hollywood could benefit from a sharper script and more willingness – or freedom, which may be the issue given the game’s official status – to poke at the culture it’s representing.
(3) Agüero’s run was as strong as it was skilful, beating four attempted tacklers in a drive into the penalty area that ended with him poking the ball past Ruddy as the goalkeeper came out to narrow the angle.
(4) As Cavani was shunted of the ball, it broke to Suarez, who aimed a quick-witted toe-poke at the bottom corner from 15 yards, only to be denied by Buffon, who showed tremendous agility to plunge to his right and tip it around the post!
(5) A Cairo heart surgeon inspired by the US news programme The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has captivated Egyptian viewers with a new style of satirical TV show poking fun at politicians on air for the first time.
(6) Two measures of exploration (rearing, nose poking) were recorded during a single brief exposure.
(7) Previously a cover-up and reworking of a tattoo beneath, when she was performing across the UK with Girls Aloud in February , you could see the bold work in progress poking above her backless stage costumes.
(8) Nose-poke responses with stimulation of the non-lesioned MPC were just about normal.
(9) ForzaVista is back, but it's been hugely expanded allowing players to poke around every nook and cranny of every car in the game.
(10) Juan nearly pokes a backpass past an advancing Julio Cesar; the keeper does well to hack clear.
(11) Silva c Prior b Anderson 13 (Sri Lanka 37-1) Anderson continues for the eighth and presumably final over of his opening spell and again he beats the bat with successive deliveries, drawing a checked drive outside off then a cautious poke.
(12) Even if that means poking the front half of the pantomime horse where it hurts.
(13) The three young men were trying to get to grips with a troubling scene in which they lark about with a baby in its pram, poking it, pulling off its nappy, goading each other until they stone it to death.
(14) Within a few minutes, I had them picking up crabs and poking anenomes.
(15) Only they who love without desire shall have power granted them in their darkest hour!” As I have confessed before, in 1992 I was a gag writer on a doomed Channel 4 show, A Pig in a Poke .
(16) Lochhead nips in to poke the pass out of the striker's reach.
(17) Suárez conjured space on the left of the box and his cross-shot bounced off the post and out to Downing, who sidestepped two defenders before firing a shot that Kenny beat into the path of Kuyt, who poked the ball in from five yards.
(18) And when the US president pokes his finger in this one, it is a hornets nest.” Shen Dingli, a prominent Chinese foreign policy expert from Shanghai’s Fudan University, told the New York Times such behaviour from Trump could not be tolerated once he reached the White House.
(19) "We will share a monarch, we will share a currency and, under our proposals, we will share a social union, but we won't have diktats from Westminster for Scotland and we won't have Scottish MPs poking their nose into English business in the House of Commons," said Salmond.
(20) Poke about at the right ancient monuments and you will find reference to dates that go back billions and billions of years.
(v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
(v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
(n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
(1) A series of human cDNA clones of various sizes and relative localizations to the mRNA molecule were isolated by using the human p53-H14 (2.35-kilobase) cDNA probe which we previously cloned.
(2) Theophylline kinetics, as an in vivo probe for the potentially toxic cytochrome P-450I pathway of drug metabolism, were studied in 11 healthy volunteers and 11 patients with calcific chronic pancreatitis at Madras, South India.
(3) Five probes of high specificity to individual chromosomes (chromosomes 3, 11, 17, 18 and X) were hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes of different individuals.
(4) In order to determine the extent of this similarity, I have developed a panel of probes for many of the Pacl restriction fragments and have shown that most of the Pacl and Notl fragments found in MBa are also present in MBb.
(5) The haplotype of the recombinant X chromosome of each of 241 backcross progeny has been established using the X-linked anchor loci Otc, Hprt, Dmd, Pgk-1, and Amg and the additional probes DXSmh43 and Cbx-rs1.
(6) Periodontal disease activity is defined clinically by progressive loss of probing attachment and radiographically by progressive loss of alveolar bone.
(7) The mean histamine level in the first 10-min sample following probe insertion was 39.4 nM.
(8) Five of them had a fast-moving Eco RI fragment 5.6 kb long that hybridized with zeta-specific probe but not with alpha-specific probe.
(9) We studied the haemodynamic (ultrasound Doppler flow probes) effects of synthetic atriopeptin II at natriuretic doses in conscious rats.
(10) DNA from 9% (47 of 529) of the E. coli colonies tested hybridized with the ST probe, whereas only 5% (28 of 529) produced ST as measured by the suckling mouse bioassay.
(11) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(12) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(13) The probe has been used for the identification of new Legionella-like strains isolated from the environment.
(14) Therefore, we conclude this is a bovine DR beta-like pseudogene, BoDR beta I. Exon-containing regions have been used as probes in Southern blot analyses of bovine genomic DNA digested with EcoRI.
(15) The adherence of 51Cr-labeled platelets to rabbit aortae everted on probes rotated in platelet-red cell suspensions has been measured.
(16) A 2.7-kilobase DNA fragment carrying the entire exotoxin A (ETA) structural gene was divided into three nonoverlapping probes.
(17) The indication of the DNA probe method would be considered in the four cases as follows, 1. necessity of the special equipment to isolate the pathogen, 2. necessity of the long period to isolate the pathogen, 3. existence of the cross reaction among the pathogen and relative organisms in the immunological procedure, 4. existence of the difficulty to identify the species of the pathogen by the ordinary procedure.
(18) Slight cross-reactivity was apparent when crude preparations of cellular or culture filtrate antigens, used in this laboratory to detect antibodies to Candida albicans, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans, were probed with hyperimmune rabbit antisera to A. fumigatus.
(19) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(20) The availability of locus-specific probes should significantly expand the role of minisatellite markers in population biology.