- From pick + -some. (Wiktionary)
“The old King was in a picksome mood, fretted by rage: angry that his son should kneel there, more than angry that he had not knelt before.”
“Beshrew thee for a modest youth," retorted Priscilla, the peach color of her cheeks deepening to pomegranate; "when I go ashore I will convey myself, or my brother will carry me; and thou, since thou art so picksome, may set thyself to work, and ask naught of me.”
“He was not picksome but gluttonous," said Saffredent.”
“Not being ill, or weak, or anyway picksome in my appetite. ”
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