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    Default Idiom "keep sproke"

    I'm looking for the meaning of "keep sproke". Sproke is no bad spelling for spoke, but it means something concering gears. I haven't found it in your idiom dictionary - hope you can help me.
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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    The word spoke is not just the past tense of speak, but it also a noun meaning a part of a bicycle. (A spoke is part of a wheel.) I suspect that it is a misspelling, as I have never heard of a sproke before. I have no idea what it (the phrase) might mean.


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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    Quote Originally Posted by Londe
    I'm looking for the meaning of "keep sproke". Sproke is no bad spelling for spoke, but it means something concering gears. I haven't found it in your idiom dictionary - hope you can help me.
    Thanks in advance

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    Sproke can mean Sprite and Coke mixed together...sometimes we call those mixed drinks "swamp water".
    In automotive vocabulary there is a thing called a stroke. Couldn't find anything else, no idiom.

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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    Onelook.com couldn'tfind it:
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=sproke&ls=a


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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    Quote Originally Posted by Londe
    I'm looking for the meaning of "keep sproke". Sproke is no bad spelling for spoke, but it means something concering gears. I haven't found it in your idiom dictionary - hope you can help me.
    Thanks in advance

    Londe
    Can you give some context? Where did you come across this?

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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    Thanks for all the help and sorry for the late reply.

    The problem is, that there is no cotext to it. It has been written as a dedication on a autograph card (from Anastacia). Quite possibly that she dispelled it or wrote it illegible.

    Edit:
    It seems that there is the expression "to keep stroke" which means something like to keep pace, possible that this is the answer.
    Last edited by Londe; 13-Jan-2005 at 15:50.

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    Default Re: Idiom "keep sproke"

    'Keep stroke' exists, from rowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Keep stroke' exists, from rowing.
    Ah, that's probably it.


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