Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pickthank.

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Examples

  • Lord Dalgarno; “but then you will admit, my dear father, that it would be the risk of extremity for our friend to return into the presence, the duke being his enemy — better to leave it with me to take off the heat of the distemperature, with which some pickthanks have persuaded the duke to regard our friend.”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Dalgarno; "but then you will admit, my dear father, that it would be the risk of extremity for our friend to return into the presence, the duke being his enemy -- better to leave it with me to take off the heat of the distemperature, with which some pickthanks have persuaded the duke to regard our friend."

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • And thus might the pickthanks of blogs steal in upon the coattails of the Gas Giant and preen and posture in their imagined self-importance trumpeting his absurdities.

    Sadly, No!

  • “No, madam,” said Ruthven gravely, “your ears do not deceive you — they deceived you when they were closed against the preachers of the evangele, and the honest advice of your faithful subjects; and when they were ever open to flattery of pickthanks and traitors, foreign cubiculars and domestic minions.

    The Abbot

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