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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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A no-nonsense, grounded-in-reality book that dares to tackle and pick apart matters that many individuals are unwilling to face in themselves.
The ideological standoff between realism and idealism in international relations is difficult to summarize briefly, but, in a nutshell, realists are often proponents of using force in pursuit of political objectives while idealists advocate more patient, so called "soft power" campaigns of poverty eradication and diplomatic arbitration to resolve international differences or pick apart complex economic and political problems.
Also, this ruling eliminates an employer's chance to pick apart a case where no direct evidence of discrimination exists.
Courts continue to pick apart the precise working of handbook policies providing for at-will employment.
If you pick apart any federal number, you'll probably find that it's derived from faulty assumptions or incomplete data, which means we are basing all sorts of decisions on lies.