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and so he took a rake and poked around for potatoes, too.
As we began working with the keys in which her songs were written, she simply poked around on the piano with her pointer finger, singing the scales with her lovely lyric voice.
Consider Sojourner, NASA's celebrated hassock-size rover that poked around a tiny patch of Mars as part of the 1997 Pathfinder mission.
Three deputy marshals, Lawrence Cooper, William Degan, and Art Roderick, poked around close to the cabin, while the other three, in radio contact, were placed at observation points.