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  • SoT: I told you, I'll be doing some pumpkin pickin ', but if you can answer one question --

    The Unknown Caller

  • When God does the "pickin" everything else is secondary (exit polls, talk shows, debates, schemes, dirty politics etc.) g

    Obama: 'We need change in America'

  • Amang the bits o 'lads wi' pickin 'oot the stones.

    Geordie Black

  • Ups an 'off in the middle o' pickin ', cool as you please, to go to Californey.

    Flash For Freedom

  • "Plenty of it -- for th 'pickin' up," replied the miner.

    Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, or, the Wreck of the Airship

  • "I ha 'had enow o' folks a comin 'here an' pickin 'my brains and runnin' off wi 'my letters and never givin' me so much as a sixpence."

    Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"

  • Not out an 'out strakin', but jes 'kind o' pickin 'en a pickin'; insultin 'like.

    Isle o' Dreams

  • "Goin ', comin', an 'pickin' would take you the whole mornin ', I reckon."

    The Wall Between

  • "Just add another roll o 'towelling to that order," she would command the Algonquin woman who was handing out her month's work, "there's a lot o 'lazy lumps out at our corner that's sittin' pickin 'their fingers for want o' somethin 'to do."

    In Orchard Glen

  • Then you c'ud put in yore spare moments gentlin 'a hawss fo' her an 'pickin' wild flowers, until Mirandy Bailey persuades her the climate is too chilly.

    Rimrock Trail

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  • Nigerian English - an infant or child.

    June 22, 2009