Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of picklock.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dina stopped at a door on the side of the house and took from her jacket the pouch with her picklocks.

    Copper River

  • We waited a while, and then Holmes shrugged and reached for the picklocks.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • He then brought his ring of picklocks from his pocket and spread it on the table for her to examine, and asked if she wished him to take the chain from her leg.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • I stood watching while he deftly locked the kitchen door with his picklocks, then destroyed the lock in a shower of splinters with the hammer and chisel.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Again Mahmoud took out his picklocks and applied them to the gate, unlocking it and relocking it after us.

    O Jerusalem

  • And the oil had worked a treat by the time Holmes got to work with the sturdiest of his picklocks, six hours later. twenty-five

    O Jerusalem

  • It, too, was unlocked, but when it came to the door into the chapel, I had to use my picklocks.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • Taking care not to rattle the picklocks, I put them into the pocket that held such harmless objects as a small purse, cheap handkerchief, pencil stub, cigarettes, and a box of vestas, and took out the sop for my conscience: the note, written in a careful, half-literate scrawl:

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • Fling my picklocks on the charge desk and myself into the burly hands of the sergeant on duty.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • Although how I should explain what a youthful prostitute was doing out of the dormitory with spectacles on her nose, the latest in patent shoes on her feet, and a set of picklocks in her hands, I did not care to meditate upon.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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