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«Safe-breaking and vault-breaking are at least as old as the pyramids and burial chambers of Egypt. Poking holes in vaults and safes for profit appears to be as durable as greed.»
«It would be ugly to watch people poking sticks at a caged rat. It is uglier still to watch rats poking sticks at a caged person.»
Author: Jean Harris | Keywords: caged, poked, pokes, poking, rat, rats, sticks, uglier, ugly
«Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.»
«My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!»
«As the Silks walk around the Establishment and poke it with a stick flocks of multicolored anecdotes rise into the air on flapping wings, and, occasionally, a bee stings.»
«HUMORIST, n. A plague that would have softened down the hoar austerity of Pharaoh's heart and persuaded him to dismiss Israel with his best wishes, cat-quick.Lo! the poor humorist, whose tortured mind See jokes in crowds, though still to gloom inclined -- Whose simple appetite, untaught to stray, His brains, renewed by night, consumes by day. He thinks, admitted to an equal sty, A graceful hog would bear his company. --Alexander Poke»
«'I was going to start off tonight by telling some self-deprecating jokes, but then I couldn't think of any mistakes I've made to be self-deprecating about.' ?President Bush, at the White House Correspondents' dinner, poking fun at his performance in a recent news conference, in which he drew a blank when asked about mistakes he had made»
«Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick»
Author: Proverb | Keywords: poke, poked, pokes, poking, sharp, sharps, stick, The Eye
«Don't buy a pig in a poke»
Author: Proverb | Keywords: poke, poking
«Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.»