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Related to pickings: easy pickings, slim pickings
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That will not be breaking the Law, for it is already picked, and the crime of picking it is forgiven.
The little doctor sat restlessly picking at the points of his fingers all the time I was speaking.
He left off picking at his fingers, and suddenly brightened up.
He dropped back into silence, and began picking at his fingers again.
It lay so that I could see it was not closed down, and on picking it up and turning it over I perceived that it was addressed to myself.
Ransome, however, observed to me one afternoon that the mate "seemed to be picking up wonderfully.
One runs from tree to tree over the frosted ground picking the gnarled, twisted apples and filling his pockets with them.