(imp. & p. p.) of Pick
(a.) Pointed; sharp.
(a.) Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes.
(a.) Carefully selected; chosen; as, picked men.
(a.) Fine; spruce; smart; precise; dianty.
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- Livius got out of the carriage, and picked the man up, to ascertain that he was alive, as he fell without uttering a groan. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- As our visitor concluded, Holmes sprang up without a word, handed me my hat, picked his own from the table, and followed Dr. Trevelyan to the door. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Sherlock Holmes picked them up one by one, and laid them along the edge of the table. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Simpson in his flight had dropped his cravat, and Straker had picked it up--with some idea, perhaps, that he might use it in securing the horse's leg. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I picked her up and put her in, and there she has been ever since. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Piani picked up Aymo's cap where it had rolled down the embankment and put it over his face. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- When cocoanuts are picked, however, they have still another covering-an outer rind which has a smooth surface. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The girl came in and walked across to the low table by the hearth and picked up the enameled-ware bowls and brought them to the table. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- The steam-shovel did not discriminate, but picked up handily single pieces weighing five or six tons and loaded them on the skips with quantities of smaller lumps. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- So I picked out the worst dilapidated street there was, and found I could only get two buildings, each 25 feet front, one 100 feet deep and the other 85 feet deep. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Presently he stopped and picked out a square piece of board, such as is usually left to enable plumbers to get at the joints of the gas-pipes. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- In Smyrna we picked up camel's hair shawls and other dressy things from Persia; but in Palestine--ah, in Palestine--our splendid career ended. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Well, said Haley, after they had both silently picked their nuts for a season, what do you say? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Once in the line, and there's lots of 'em plying to and fro, so the chances are we'd soon be picked up. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- I wish you could ha' heard how the women screamed, Sammy, ven they picked up the shepherd from underneath the table--Hollo! Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- He had himself picked up the loaded hunting-crop, which was his favourite weapon. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- In the old days I would have insulted them and picked a fight. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- The acrid smell had carried across the table and he had picked out the one familiar component. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Holmes had picked up the powerful air-gun from the floor, and was examining its mechanism. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- A flush stole over Miss Sutherland's face, and she picked nervously at the fringe of her jacket. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- He picked up the packages. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- I had a martini alone, paid for it, picked up the box of chocolate at the outside counter and walked on home toward the hospital. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- They sometimes picked off my juniors. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Parthak picked it up and, without a word, left me. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Rinaldi picked up the candle, lit it and went on reading. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Mycroft picked up the Daily News, which was lying on the side-table. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- He had come upon his discovery by the right path, but it was a path that very few men could ever have picked out. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- I picked up a chair, but Holmes shook his head, and I laid it down again. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Then Bismarck picked a quarrel with Austria for the possession of these two small states. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Looking around the forge, he picked up enough scrap iron to make a gun barrel, and with this set to work to make a rifle for himself. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
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