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picking

[′pik·iŋ]
(computer science)
Identification of information displayed on a screen for subsequent computer processing, by pointing to it with a lightpen.
(graphic arts)
The lifting of the paper surface during printing.
(mining engineering)
Removal of waste material from an ore.
Extraction of the lightest-grade ore from a mine.
Emission of particles from the roof of a mine on the verge of collapse.
(textiles)
In yarn manufacture, the removal of extraneous matter from the face of woolen fabric.
In the weaving process, the movement of the shuttle along the warp of the fabric.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dabbing, daubing

Dressing a stone surface with a special pointed tool to produce a pitted appearance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Paul Clark, of G H Pickings, said: "We are so pleased to win.
Brian Picking, from West Sussex, was on holiday with his wife and was walking his dogs on the beach at Druridge Bay on September 11, when his wallet containing pounds 800 cash fell out of his pocket.
The wallet, which also contained Mr Picking's driving licence, was returned intact.
The Taaffe family's association with the National goes back even further to 1955 when Pat Taaffe, father of Slim Pickings' trainer and who was to win the race again on Gay Trip in 1970, rode Quare Times to victory.
Slim Pickings was Tom Taaffe's first National runner when chasing home Silver Birch and McKelvey a year ago.
He suggested farmers to manage cotton picking from 10 am to 4 pm.