Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of picnic.

Etymologies

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picnic + -k- + -ed – the -k- is so that the ‘c’ is pronounced as a /k/ (hard ‘c’), rather than as an /s/ (soft ‘c’).

Examples

  • Amid the medieval domes and balconies overlooking a water tank, families picnicked, young couples whispered, children played ball, and young men attended prayer meetings.

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  • Last year, I picnicked on the grass with my boss Stephanie and all her friends -- a birthday to remember, especially when the sky opened up during the orchestra's last aria, and dumped rain on all of us innocent, umbrella-less concert goers.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Indoor Picnic Eggplant Sandwiches

  • Even the basic model came with a fold-out picnic table, not that we picnicked out of the back of our car more than once.

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  • Nana and I had picnicked here a few times in my childhood.

    Arcane Circle

  • And a fair portion of the valley responded, brought the women-folk and children along, and picnicked for the day.

    Chapter XXVI

  • With a wistful look in his face, Miguel shared how he and his friends have picnicked at the edge of the volcano his whole life and the towering inferno had never harmed him.

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  • She dived from high above the water, from the bank where they picnicked on a day that the sun wouldn't dare not to shine.

    Polly Samson | The Man Who Fell

  • Most of the time they picnicked at our garden table, read their tabloid newspapers and philosophized.

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  • These mobs are reminiscent of the mobs who picnicked at lynchings, beat school buses and shouted obscenities at black children who were bussed into white schools, fought against integration of schools and housing – they're anger has everything to do with having an African-American president in the office.

    Town hall meeting on health care turns ugly

  • In other words, the truth behind Our American Media (and to a certain extent Our Modern World) lent those who picnicked along the banks of this Foggy Bottom Lake Victoria and dipped their bunion-warped feet into the carbonated, crystalline pool, a cool serenity, a deeply felt reassurance that all our woes as articulated by the talking heads are no more than products on a shelf, produce to be squeezed, thumped and weighed for salad.

    Steven Weber: Cool Head Cuke

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