What are the definitions of parlay and poked?

As king, he already had prime right of parlay with a foreign dictator. What Straff would have liked to do was attack directly, taking the city without parlay or negotiations. Elend turned with frustration, wondering at this new interruption. Ham poked his head in the doorway a second later. As he began to work... show more As king, he already had prime right of parlay with a foreign dictator.

What Straff would have liked to do was attack directly, taking the city without parlay or negotiations.



Elend turned with frustration, wondering at this new interruption. Ham poked his head in the doorway a second later.

As he began to work again, Vin poked her head over his shoulder, obscuring his lamplight.
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