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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of one that picks.
  • n. Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
  • n. Leftovers. Often used in the plural.
  • n. A share of spoils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of pick.
  • n. A gathering to pick fruit.
  • n. Items remaining after others have selected the best; scraps, as of food.
  • n. Income or other gains, especially if obtained in a unscrupulous or objectionable manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Done or made as with a pointed tool.
  • adj. Nice; careful.
  • n. The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.
  • n. The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.
  • n. That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.
  • n. Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.
  • n. The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.
  • n. Rough sorting of ore.
  • n. Overburned bricks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who picks, in any sense.
  • n. In stone-working, same as dabbing, 1.
  • n. The final dressing or finishing of woven fabrics by going over the surface and removing burs and blemishes by hand, or retouching the color with dye by means of a camel's-hair pencil.
  • n. plural That which one can pick up or off; anything left to be picked or gleaned.
  • n. Pilfering; stealing; also, that which is obtained by petty pilfering; perquisites gotten by means not strictly honest.
  • n. Removing picks or defects in electrotype plates with the tools of an electrotype-finisher.
  • n. plural The pulverized shells of oysters, used in making walks.
  • n. A hard-burned brick.
  • n. A rough sorting or cleaning, as of coal, from impurities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity of a crop that is harvested
  • n. the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)

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