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poke

[pōk]
(computer science)
An instruction that causes a value in a storage location in a microcomputer's main storage to be replaced.
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WARNING- POISONOUS RAW ! Poisonous raw, but powerful healer when used right. Poke contains a compound, known as poke activating factor (PAF), which is structurally similar to interferon. PAF also functions like interferon, but unlike pharmaceutical interferons, PAF is not tissue specific. Therefore PAF works on multiple tissues, including the liver. but note it can be dangerous at higher levels. WARNING- all parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten raw. Boil the young leaves and stems at least twice or three times, throwing away the water from each boiling. The dark shiny berries are also edible if cooked. Do not eat the roots, they are poisonous, or any of the plant if red or purple is anywhere on the plant. Also only eat young leaves, not old ones. Know what you are doing with this plant!

poke

The BASIC command to write a value to an absolute address.

See peek.
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They poked under the beds with Ribby's umbrella, and they rummaged in cupboards.
She poked her little head further forward to get a better view of the strangers.
There's been heaps of fun poked at 'em because they're new, of course, and all that; but they'll fight all right, I guess.
A yellow claw the very same that had dawed together so much wealth- poked itself out of the coach- window, and dropt some copper coins upon the ground; so that, though the great man's name seems to have been Gathergold, he might just as suitably have been nicknamed Scattercopper.
Saying this, the old woman poked with her staff in the river, as if to find the safest place in its rocky bed where she might make the first step.
And now you see what she's brought me to--the sly, hypocritical wench"--Bartle spoke these last words in a rasping tone of reproach, and looked at Vixen, who poked down her head and turned up her eyes towards him with a keen sense of opprobrium--"and contrived to be brought to bed on a Sunday at church-time.
And under a pretext, which did not embarrass the musketeer, who was fertile in expedients, he left the table, went downstairs, ran to the shed under which stood the poet's little cart, poked the point of his poniard into the stuff which enveloped one of the packages, which he found full of types, like those which the poet had in his pocket.
A finger poked through it, and it broke away in rustling flakes of ashy rottenness.
He was therefore not at the station to meet me, but he poked out his head from an upper window when I reached the house.
Then they ran at once to the place, and poked the ends of their sticks into the mouse-hole, but all in vain; Tom only crawled farther and farther in; and at last it became quite dark, so that they were forced to go their way without their prize, as sulky as could be.
He opened the door of the stove and poked aimlessly at the embers.
The excellent old gentleman being at these times a mere clothes-bag with a black skull-cap on the top of it, does not present a very animated appearance until he has undergone the two operations at the hands of his granddaughter of being shaken up like a great bottle and poked and punched like a great bolster.