pickings


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the act of someone who picks up or takes something

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But presently I looked over my shoulder, and saw him going on again towards the river, still hugging himself in both arms, and picking his way with his sore feet among the great stones dropped into the marshes here and there, for stepping-places when the rains were heavy, or the tide was in.
When half the children had been dressed, some peasant women in holiday dress, out picking herbs, came up to the bathing-shed and stopped shyly.
Even now I can see no harm in picking a six-leaved clover.
I was learning more and more seamanship; and one clear day--a thing we rarely encountered now--I had the satisfaction of running and handling the Ghost and picking up the boats myself.
And there she stayed, and stooped, digging around the plants, trimming, picking dead, dry leaves.
For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
However, by carefully picking their way, they got safely along until they reached solid ground.
The wolf and the wild boar were first on the ground; and when they espied their enemies coming, and saw the cat's long tail standing straight in the air, they thought she was carrying a sword for Sultan to fight with; and every time she limped, they thought she was picking up a stone to throw at them; so they said they should not like this way of fighting, and the boar lay down behind a bush, and the wolf jumped up into a tree.
Picking him up from the floor, he fondled and caressed him, talking to him while the tears ran down his cheeks: