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  • v. To pick out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pick out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pick out; excerpt.

Etymologies

Latin excerpere, excerptum; ex out + carpere to pick, gather. See harvest and compare scarce (adjective). (Wiktionary)

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