from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where cotton is picked.
- n. petty theft
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Petty theft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stealing of trifles; pilfering.
I see the huge sugar-house, or tobacco-shed, or cotton "pickery;" and there, too, are the neat
I personally didn't like the combat, but that's just nit-pickery.
The overall phenomenon of the committee vs Obama and the way this committee is operating with the help of the MSM ..... gets lost in that nit-pickery.
Oh, and a small piece of pointless nit-pickery, but since Cosmic Encounter was the inspiration for Magic: The Gathering, wouldn't it have been nice to list it above Magic?
May 18th, 2006 at 1: 35 am jack says: well, though I agree that this to make much of this is true nit-pickery … ..
No, sir; if a trifle stolen in the street is termed mere pickery, but is elevated into sacrilege if the crime be committed in a church, so, according to the just gradations of society, the guilt of an injury is enhanced by the rank of the person to whom it is offered, done, or perpetrated, sir.
 Julia Mannering reminds me a little of Julia Townsend: and if this be doubtful, the connection of Jerry's "Old madam gave me some higry-pigry" and Cuddie's "the leddy cured me with some hickery-pickery" is not.
No, sir; if a trifle stolen in the street is termed mere pickery, but is elevated into sacrilege if the crime be committed in a church, so, according to the just gradations of society, the guilt of an injury is enhanced by the rank of the person to whom it is offered, done, or perpetrated, sir. '
I shall refrain from commenting upon the exquisite excellenceness of omni and my football pickery mad skilz this week, as there are still two games left to play.
I ne’er gat ony gude by his doctrine, as ye ca’t, but a sour fit o’ the batts wi’ sitting amang the wat moss-hags for four hours at a yoking, and the leddy cured me wi’ some hickery-pickery; mair by token, an she had kend how I came by the disorder, she wadna hae been in sic a hurry to mend it.”