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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PICKER

I suppose the boy was a picker just like the rest but at any rate he had some idea of fairness.

He says that the first player has scarcely shouted "Picker up!"

It is used for that purpose as picker sticks in textile mills.

This "picker waste" also forms a useful source of raw material.

A picker was handed to him, by one who also held the powder-horn for priming.

Even though he told her Mr. Picker had made him pay for the bucket of candy.

Missy knew it must have gone hard with him to be put in the wrong by Mr. Picker.

Yes, there was Mr. Picker, elbowing his way through the crowd.

I'm a picker and chooser, getting that much sense from my mother.

In 1733 he had succeeded in inventing the picker motion, "picker peg," or "fly."

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "one who steals;" literal use "one who picks" is from 1660s; agent noun from pick (v.). From 1923 as "one who plays the banjo." Picker-upper attested from 1936.

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