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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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When attacking right-wingers, Blumenthal wouldn't usually stop until the bones were picked clean.
The haciendas Buenavista, Venta de Cuajimalpa, and Batan were almost picked clean by people from a half-dozen or more local villages, whose inhabitants came en masse, directed by their local Indian officials, to harvest the standing maize in the estates' fields and share out the livestock between themselves and the passing insurgent forces.
Seriously though, his giant sports brain will be picked clean on a regular basis, we can't wait.
The break is short," she said with a laugh, as she explained that once the bushes have been picked clean, the couple takes a short vacation to celebrate another season come and gone.
Most have been wrecked, or rusted, and Mustangs with any parts good enough to be reused were long ago picked clean by restorers.
old love for him, like a songbird's rib-cage picked clean.
It has been picked clean of all foods that can be turned into snacks.
Wildlife officials and animal control officers did not examine the remains, which have now been picked clean by vultures.
The hallowed turf would be picked clean, the nets removed and, of course, we'd get banned.
With four kids of her own and six other relatives to shop for, she didn't want to wait for better deals only to find racks picked clean.
Any doubts on the matter had been dispelled at Queen Charlotte's Sound when Cook himself discovered a human forearm and other human remains which had recently been picked clean of flesh.