Khrushchev said he would remove them “in due course,” but did he need some prodding by ratcheting up the blockade?
One thing that Richard's heart leaves us in no doubt about, however, is this: prodding around with dead kings is fun.
But, as the people of Irving are now discovering, all of this poking and prodding is not without potential consequences.
Pretty much since he took office, Brown has been prodding, charming, and cajoling Republicans in hopes of getting votes.
The most challenging might be prodding Taliban leaders to enter talks.
When I looked over the hedge, widow—Tom Lamport's widow that was—was prodding for her nasturtiums with a daisy grubber.
By this time Judson had pinned him in a corner, and was prodding him with the half-butt.
They are doing wonderfully well as long as the prodding never lets up.
All they needed was prodding to translate that willingness into law.
Ku Sui's fingers were prodding Leithgow's head like that of any dumb animal chosen as subject for experimentation.
1530s, "to poke with a stick," of uncertain origin; possibly [Barnhart] a variant of brod, from Middle English brodden "to goad," from Old Norse broddr "shaft, spike" (see brad), or perhaps imitative [OED]. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding.
1787, "pointed instrument used in prodding;" 1802, "act of prodding;" from prod (v.).