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Pick

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To throw; same as pitch. The instrument that throws the shuttle is called the picker. (Anglo-Saxon, pyc-an, to throw, pull, or pick.)

“Iʹll pick you oʹer the pales.”


Shakespeare: Henry VIII., v. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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