red-hot poker


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red-hot poker

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(Plants) See kniphofia
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Noun1.red-hot poker - widely cultivated hybrid poker plant
Kniphofia uvaria, poker plant - clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowers
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"Take a red-hot poker to him!" my Lady again chimed in.
Possibly there was no red-hot poker handy: but some sticks were forthcoming in a moment, and threatening faces surrounded the poor old wanderer, who waved them back with quiet dignity.
`No, I'll look first,' she said, `and see whether it's marked "poison" or not'; for she had read several nice little histories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they WOULD not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that if you cut your finger VERY deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds; and she had never forgotten that, if you drink much from a bottle marked
I believe I had a delirious idea of seizing the red-hot poker out of the fire, and running him through with it.
While this attack lasted, the family lived in constant fear of a conflagration, for the odor of burning wood pervaded the house at all hours, smoke issued from attic and shed with alarming frequency, red-hot pokers lay about promiscuously, and Hannah never went to bed without a pail of water and the dinner bell at her door in case of fire.
His light, a little later, broke though chinks of cottage shutters, throwing stripes like red-hot pokers upon cupboards, chests of drawers, and other furniture within; and awakening harvesters who were not already astir.
Try Mediterranean plants such as red-hot poker or rock rose - as a rule of thumb, plants with silvery green foliage are better suited to hot climates.
Their noses are pierced with a red-hot poker to put a rope through.
Use a red-hot poker for about 15 seconds until smelling thatthe sugars have caramelized.
Fans of Jane Austen's book staged a 12-hour online readathon on Monday to mark the milestone - probably the closest thing I can imagine to torture that doesn't involve a very angry man with a red-hot poker.
In gardening, is a red-hot poker an annual or a perennial?
A JEALOUS boyfriend and his pal were yesterday jailed for life for torturing a man to death with a red-hot poker.