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PICK, verb transitive [Latin pecto.]

1. To pull off or pluck with the fingers something that grows or adheres to another thing; to separate by the hand, as fruit from trees; as, to pick apples or oranges; to pick strawberries.

2. To pull off or separate with the teeth, beak or claws; as, to pick flesh from a bone; hence,

3. To clean by the teeth, fingers or claws, or by a small instrument, by separating something that adheres; as, to pick a bone; to pick the ears.

4. To take up; to cause or seek industriously; as, to pick a quarrel.

5. To separate or pull asunder; to pull into small parcels by the fingers; to separate locks for loosening and cleaning; as, to pick wool.

6. To pierce; to strike with a pointed instrument; as, to pick an apple with a pin.

7. To strike with the bill or beak; to puncture. In this sense, we generally use peck.

8. To steal by taking out with the fingers or hands; as, to pick the pocket.

9. To open by a pointed instrument; as, to pick a lock.

10. To select; to cull; to separate particular things from others; as, to pick the best men from a company. In this sense, the word is often followed by out.

To pick off, to separate by the fingers or by a small pointed instrument.

PICK out, to select; to separate individuals from numbers.

To pick up, to take up with the fingers or beak; also, to take particular things here and there; to gather; to glean.

To pick a hole in one's coat, to find fault.

PICK, verb intransitive To eat slowly or by morsels; to nibble.

1. To do any thing nicely or by attending to small things.

PICK, noun A sharp pointed tool for digging or removing in small quantities.

What the miners call chert and whern--is so hard that the picks will not touch it.

1. Choice; right of selection. You may have your pick

2. Among printers, foul matter which collects on printing types from the balls, bad ink, or from the paper impressed.

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PICKAPACK, adverb In manner of a pack. [Vulgar.]

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PICK'ARDIL , noun [probably from the root of pike, peak.]

A high collar or a kind of ruff.

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PICK'AX, noun [pick and ax.] An ax with a sharp point at tone end and a broad blade at the other.

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PICK'BACK, adjective On the back.

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PICK'ED, participle passive Plucked off by the fingers, teeth or claws; cleaned by picking; opened by an instrument; selected.


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PICK'EDNESS, noun State of being pointed at the end; sharpness.

1. Foppery; spruceness.

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PICKEE'R, verb transitive

1. To pillage; to pirate.

2. To skirmish, as soldiers on the outposts of an army, or in pillaging parties.

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PICK'ER, noun One that picks or culls.

1. A pickax or instrument for picking or separating.

2. One that excites a quarrel between himself and another.

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PICK'EREL, noun [from pike.] A small pike, a fish of the genus Esox.

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PICK'EREL-WEED, noun A plant supposed to breed pickerels.

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PICK'ET, noun A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.

1. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.

2. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy.

3. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]

4. A punishment with consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, verb transitive To fortify with pointed stakes.

1. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.

2. To fasten to a picket

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PICK'ETED, participle passive Fortified or inclosed with pickets.

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PICK'ETING, participle present tense Inclosing or fortifying with pickets.

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PICK'ING, participle present tense Pulling off with the fingers or teeth; selecting.

PICK'ING, noun The act of plucking; selection; gathering; gleaning.

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PICK'LE, noun Brine; a solution of salt and water, sometimes impregnated with spices, in which flesh, fish or other substance is preserved; as pickle for beef; pickle for capers or for cucumbers; pickle for herring.

1. A thing preserved in pickle

2. A state of condition of difficulty or disorder; a word used in ridicule or contempt. You are in a fine pickle

How cam'st thou in this pickle?

3. A parcel of land inclosed with a hedge. [Local.]

PICK'LE, verb transitive To preserve in brine or pickle; as, to pickle herring.

1. To season in pickle

2. To imbue highly with any thing bad; as a pickled rogue.

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PICKLE-HER'RING, noun A merry Andrew; a zany; a buffoon.

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PICK'LOCK, noun [pick and lock.] An instrument for opening locks without the key.

1. A person who picks locks.

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PICK'NICK, noun An assembly where each person contributes to the entertainment.

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PICK'POCKET, noun One who steals from the pocket of another.

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PICK'PURSE, noun One that steals from the purse of another.

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PICK'THANK, noun An officious fellow who does what he is not desired to do, for the sake of gaining favor; a whispering parasite.

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PICK'TOOTH, noun An instrument for picking or cleaning the teeth. [But toothpick is more generally used.]