Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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POCK, n.2, v. I. 1. (1) Add quots.: Gsw. 1966  Archie Hind The Dear Green Place (1984) 97:
'... And ye'd get some hen-pecked nyaff that couldn't punch his way oot o' a wet poke writing strong letters to clients. ...'
m.Sc. 1979  Donald Campbell in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 67:
Mony pokes o skinklin siller,
bonnie dainties cam your wey.
Abd. 1981  Christina Forbes Middleton The Dance in the Village 27:
Och, losh b'here, ma face is green
An' faith, I'm like tae choke
Yon cheeky birkie's back again
An' handin' me a pyoke!
Ags. 1988  Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 78:
When he deed we fund a hauf
feenisht paiket [of pan drops] on the bedside table.
That wad hae scunnert him, nae doot;
that, for him, wad be deein afore his time.
We shuid hae cuist a poke o them, no yirth,
intil the grave.
Gsw. 1991  John Burrowes Mother Glasgow 333:
'The Albert was for the real dancers like me ...'
'Don't tell me you went there ... one of the patent dance pumps-in-a-brown-poke-under-the-arm brigade?'
'That was me and proud of it.'
'It was the West End Ballroom for the real lumbers ...'
Cai. 1992  James Miller A Fine White Stoor 156:
What brocht Alison fae London to live here? Did she rob a bank? Crash through the swing doors, arms raxed wi the weicht o money in pocks wi loot written on them, like in the comics.
m.Sc. 1996  Christopher Brookmyre Quite Ugly One Morning (1997) 108:
Jenny indicated right as her car reached the Picardy Place roundabout, nothing else on the road but taxis and discarded chip pokes.
Abd. 1996  Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web 44:
So I niver did get a dinosaur's tae clippins, bit there wis a plastic brontosaurus in my pyock o Monster Munch that naebody else in the class hid gotten!
wm.Sc. 1998  Alan Warner The Sopranos (1999) 131:
Chell fished into the zipper poke of her backpack, took out a wee purse: emptied the coins onto the metal bartop.
em.Sc. 2000  James Robertson The Fanatic 104:
There was the scrabbling sound of a board being moved and replaced, and then he pushed the chest back into its original position. He returned to the fireside carrying a small cloth poke black with soot and grime.

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