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poky

, pokey
the Chiefly US and Canadian slang prison
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There was no getting away from the pokiness of Iain's house.
They are all of good size - there's no pokiness in this house - and are served by a white-suited bathroom with shower over the panelled bath, lavatory and hand basin.
Close propinquity allows me to like Tina a little more and Vance a little less, Tina because I have the feeling that under the affectations and the ghost-like existence exists a fairly decent woman; Vance, because behind the amiable blandness is a kind of pokiness and lead-assed sluggish greed (under rigid control, of course) which makes it impossible to ever become close with him.