They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.
In the fire, a similar breaking away of the surface takes place, and when coked, the coal is but moderately coherent.
For the greater part the coal is coked; and in this form less than a ton is sufficient to make a ton of pig-iron.
Then he giggled, looked bewildered and collapsed on the floor, staring, coked to the eyebrows.
"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."
shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.
Intoxicated with cocaine; high: the new generation of ''coked'' gunmen/ the pair of strippers, a coked-out Pakistani princess and a coked-up Fire Island queen/ Marvella, you coked-out cunt (1920s+ Narcotics)
: coke peddlers/ coke sniffer
Coca-Cola, trademark name of a soft drink (1909+)