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While she was speaking she selected a bright and pretty dinner-pail that seemed to have a stout handle, and picked it from its branch.
panted the girl, who was still carrying the heavy dinner-pail she had picked.
From the mouth of the vase a plant sprouted, slowly growing before their eyes until it became a beautiful bush, and on the topmost branch appeared the six-leaved clover which Ojo had unfortunately picked.
That will not be breaking the Law, for it is already picked, and the crime of picking it is forgiven.
Then holding it up he said, "There, that's the stone your horse had picked up.
Edna seated herself at the piano, and softly picked out with one hand the bars of a piece of music which lay open before her.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
When Tarzan had completed his repast he was about to rise and hurl a clean-picked bone at the beast before he went his way, leaving the remains of his kill to Dango; but a sudden thought stayed him and instead he picked up the carcass of the deer, threw it over his shoulder, and set off in the direction of the gulch.
We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph.
Four sailors had sweated beneath the burden of its weight --Tarzan of the Apes picked it up as though it had been an empty packing case, and with the spade slung to his back by a piece of rope, carried it off into the densest part of the jungle.