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pick

1
1. a tool with a handle carrying a long steel head curved and tapering to a point at one or both ends, used for loosening soil, breaking rocks, etc.
2. any of various tools used for picking, such as an ice pick or toothpick
3. a plectrum

pick

2 (in weaving)
1. one casting of a shuttle
2. a weft or filling thread

pick

[pik]
(computer science)
To select the next card from an input stack for feeding into a card machine.
(design engineering)
The steel cutting points used on a coal-cutter chain.
A miner's steel or iron digging tool with sharp points at each end.
(engineering)
To dress the sides of a shaft or other excavation.
To remove shale, dirt, and such from coal.
(textiles)

pick

A hand tool used for loosening and breaking up closely compacted soil and rock; consists of a steel head which usually is curved, with a point on one or both ends, mounted on a wooden handle.
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He said that different varieties of picked cotton should be stored separately.
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Though he hoped to get picked by his hometown Houston Texans, Young landed with the Titans, who were the Houston Oilers until after the 1996 season.
Effective July 1, 1983 (for contributions to the ERA plan) and May 21, 1986 (for the PERA plan), New Mexico picked up all designated employee contributions as employer contributions.
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An in-aisle takeaway conveyor transports picked items to a sortation system at the dock, where items are sorted and palletized by order, then staged for loading onto trucks for customer delivery.
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The appeal of the tree-ripened cherries is a sweeter taste than in supermarket fruit, which is picked earlier so it lasts until it is sold.
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