The photographic fantasies of In Sook Kim peek inside the private worlds of people who live in glass houses.
A new exhibit in New York takes a peek inside the dark world of poison.
The Israeli public recently got a peek at the enormity of the actual, literal price tag attached to the settlement enterprise.
One can even rent out the villa here or wander down from the Arc de Triomphe and peek through the fence.
Soon after the preserved corpses were unveiled, curious people began paying workers a few pesos for a peek at the tombs.
peek, run forward and rouse up the blacks and Frenchmen to shorten sail.
We ain't meaning to peek nor pry, but some of us couldn't help overhearing.
If we can't get a peek at the Boston fashions, we must just find our styles where we can!
Here the temptation to peek overcame it for an instant, and its head wavered.
They stopped at his lonely, cheerless home to leave Mr. peek.
late 14c., piken "look quickly and slyly," of unknown origin. The words peek, keek, and peep all were used with more or less the same meaning 14c.-15c.; perhaps the ultimate source was Middle Dutch kieken. Related: Peeked; peeking.
"a peek, glance," 1844, from peek (v.).
The command in most microcomputer BASICs for reading memory contents (a byte) at an absolute address. POKE is the corresponding command to write a value to an absolute address.
This is often extended to mean the corresponding constructs in any High Level Language.
Much hacking on small microcomputers without MMUs consists of "peek"ing around memory, more or less at random, to find the location where the system keeps interesting stuff. Long (and variably accurate) lists of such addresses for various computers circulate (see interrupt list). The results of "poke"s at these addresses may be highly useful, mildly amusing, useless but neat, or total lossage (see killer poke).
Since a real operating system provides useful, higher-level services for the tasks commonly performed with peeks and pokes on micros, and real languages tend not to encourage low-level memory groveling, a question like "How do I do a peek in C?" is diagnostic of the newbie. Of course, operating system kernels often have to do exactly this; a real C hacker would unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute address to a pointer variable and indirect through it.