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A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
A choice; ability to choose.
1858, (w), ''What Will He Do With It?''
- France and Russia have the pick of our stables.
That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.
An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
A good defensive play by an infielder.
A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
- Take down my buckler (..) and grind the pick on 't.
A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.
That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.
''so many picks to an inch''
''Don't pick at that scab.''
''He picked his nose.''
''It's time to pick the tomatoes.''
To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
''She picked flowers in the meadow.''
''to pick feathers from a fowl''
To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
''to pick rags''
To remove something from somewhere with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
''to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket''
1785, (w), ''Task (Cowper)|The Task''
- He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seems / With an old tavern quill, is hungry yet.
1867, (w), ''(w)'' Chapter 43
- He was charged with attempting to pick a pocket, and they found a silver snuff-box on him,--his own, my dear, his own, for he took snuff himself, and was very fond of it.
''I'll pick the one with the nicest name.''
To seek (a fight or quarrel) where the opportunity arises.
''He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.''
''He picked a tune on his banjo.''
To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
1693, (w), ''Third Satire of Persius''
- Why stand'st thou picking? Is thy palate sore?
To do anything fastidiously or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
''I gingerly picked my way between the thorny shrubs.''
To steal; to pilfer.
''Book of Common Prayer''
- to keep my hands from picking and stealing
To throw; to pitch.
To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
''to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.''
1912, (w), ''Thrilling Stories of the Railway''
- Naphtha lamps shed a weird light over a busy scene, for the work was being continued night and day. A score or so of sturdy navvies were shovelling and picking along the track.
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