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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Poke.
 
To thrust or push against; to thrust or butt with the horns. Also to busy oneself without any definite object.   1
        “Poking about where we had no business.”—Kingsley: Two Years Ago.
   To poke fun at one is to make one a laughing-stock.   2
        “At table he was hospitable and jecose, always poking good-natured fun at Luke.”—E. Lynn Lynton: Lizzie Lorton of Greyrigg, chap. xii.
 


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