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  • n  the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    he sent the first picking of berries to the market
  • n  the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
  • v  select carefully from a group
  • v  look for and gather
  • v  harass with constant criticism
  • v  provoke
  • v  remove in small bits
  • v  remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
  • v  pilfer or rob
  • v  pay for something
  • v  pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
  • v  attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
  • v  hit lightly with a picking motion
  • v  eat intermittently; take small bites of
News & Articles

  • Picking A Retirement Age That Works
    Just for fun, have this conversation with a friend, co-worker or (if you dare) your spouse: Picking a retirement age.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes
  • Stock Picking Ideas from Economic Reports
    Kevin Matras shows how to find winning stock picking ideas in the government's economic reports, especially the recent Employment Situation report. Highlighted stocks include RPXC, PII, AN, LOPE and ACHC....
    June 11, 2013 - Zacks via Yahoo! Finance
  • 'Apple picking' thieves arrested in iPhone sting
    The taking of iPhones from unsuspecting owners has become so prevalent across the country the theft is being called "Apple picking."
    June 11, 2013 - Wisconsin State Journal

  • Graeme McDowell in Toronto Star
    You know, I'd be lying if I hadn't thought about picking up the trophy on Sunday afternoon. I think that's only natural,said McDowell, who led the Open Championship at Hoylake outright in 2006 after 18 holes and finished 61st. "But I'm...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Toronto Star
    Diplomacy will again be the focus, Hillary Clinton said at her secretary of state confirmation hearings, but she'll use "the full range of tools at our disposal - diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural - picking the right...
  • Don Maynard in San Francisco Chronicle
    There's nobody any better than Sam Baugh was in pro football,Don Maynard, a fellow West Texas Hall of Famer who played for Baugh, said in a 2002 interview. "When I see somebody picking the greatest player around, to me, if they didn't go...

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