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Red-hot poker   /rɛd-hɑt pˈoʊkər/   Listen
Red-hot poker

Widely cultivated hybrid poker plant.  Synonym: Kniphofia praecox.

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"Red-hot poker" Quotes from Famous Books

... with undeniable malice aforethought, he kicked the nearest bunch of sea grass several feet in the air. His violence carried his leg high in the air and he partially lost his equilibrium. Simultaneously a white streak shot from beneath the porch and something like a red-hot poker thrust itself savagely into an extremely ...
— Tutt and Mr. Tutt • Arthur Train

... our withered hands up and down on these shrivelled shanks. Our feet are on the fender, and that fire is felt on our face; but we verily believe our ice-cold shanks would not shrink from the application of the red-hot poker. Peter has a notion that but for that red-hot poker the fire would go out; so to humour him we let it remain in the ribs, and occasionally brandish it round our head in moments of enthusiasm when the Crutch looks tame, and the Knout a silken leash ...
— Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 • John Wilson

... fire in the room, and before proceeding further I cauterised that prick with the end of a red-hot poker. Then I made my adieux to Mrs. Holmes and went immediately to a ...
— Room Number 3 - and Other Detective Stories • Anna Katharine Green

... placed me hors de combat, Lawless took possession of my poor writing-desk, and commenced tracing on the top thereof, with the red-hot poker, what he was pleased to term a "design from the antique," which consisted of a spirited outline of that riddle-loving female the Sphinx, as she appeared when dressed in top-boots and a wide-awake, and regaling herself with a choice cigar! ...
— Frank Fairlegh - Scenes From The Life Of A Private Pupil • Frank E. Smedley

... skewer, or lead pencil, into pure nitric acid, and rub into wound. Or, use red-hot poker, or red-hot nail grasped by tongs or pincers, or ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) • Various

... much for the subterranean daughter of Eve; it was like putting a red-hot poker among the coals of her own pit. "Oh, ye incarnate cannibal!" she bawled out, doubling her nieve, and shaking it in Reuben's face; "if ye have a conscience at a', think black-burning shame o' yoursell! Just look, ye bluidy salvage; just take a look there, my bonny man, o' your ...
— The Life of Mansie Wauch - tailor in Dalkeith • D. M. Moir

Words linked to "Red-hot poker" :   poker plant, Kniphofia uvaria

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