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I brought her out here for a trolley ride and a picnic luncheon.

You tell the boys that if I find this street scrawled over any more, the picnic's off.

Two dollars for a scholars' picnic in a place where no child is supposed to have money.

She never missed a picnic to Annandale, the Waterfalls, or Mashobra.

Would a Sunday-school picnic constitute a bribe worth mentioning?

There was one across the river from us, and on a corner of it we used to picnic and play.

"It was on a picnic—please do not ask me," she whispered foolishly.

In short, it made them think of the Bois de Vincennes when they went there for a picnic.

The hens and me will be having a picnic in the barn-yard, Master Nibble, I'm thinking.

Bmfkgth departed on his errand, and I turned again to watch the picnic.

WORD ORIGIN

1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), but rare before c.1800 as an English institution; originally a fashionable pot-luck social affair, not necessarily out of doors; from French piquenique (1690s), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from Old French (see pike (n.2)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Germanic source. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1886. Picnic table recorded from 1926, originally a folding table.

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