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  • adv. On the back or the shoulders

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On the back or shoulders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the back or shoulders like a pack.

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

  • adv. on a railroad flatcar
  • adv. on the back or shoulder or astraddle on the hip


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  • My father pacified me by taking me on his shoulders and carrying me "pickaback" up and down the shop, and I clung to him in the happy consciousness that I belonged to him, and that he would not let anybody else have me; though I did not feel quite easy until Captain

    A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)

  • "pickaback" on a man's shoulders; a nice, modest, good-looking young woman, her hair rubbed all over with _nkola_, a red pigment, made from the camwood, and much used as an ornament.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868

  • I charged him once with being guilty of emotion when roaring round the den with the Son of Anak pickaback.

    Local Color

  • On the walk back from the Hrruban village -- until Hrrula had taken him pickaback -- his stride had matched his father's when he wasn't dancing ahead or jumping over obstacles.

    Decision at Doona

  • One, two, three, four -- Billiard is lugging Janie pickaback, and Mercy and Toady have made a chair for Rosslyn.

    Tabitha's Vacation

  • "But, Auntie!" cried Jennie, "he's not going to try to carry me pickaback, you know."

    Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point

  • He was sitting pickaback in a cloth on a powerfully-built servant, the ends of the cloth knotted on the man's forehead.

    The Jungle Girl

  • Standing higher than the others on the edge of the breach was that giant who had brought Grandfather Fragini in pickaback, looking a young god on an escarpment of rock on Olympus.

    The Last Shot

  • "The giant who carried the old man in pickaback the first night of the war!"

    The Last Shot

  • Stransky bringing in Grandfather Fragini pickaback.

    The Last Shot


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