References in classic literature ?
He left off picking at his fingers, and suddenly brightened up.
He dropped back into silence, and began picking at his fingers again.
Ransome, however, observed to me one afternoon that the mate "seemed to be picking up wonderfully."
I remember that at the very moment of picking up the bottle, before I even dealt with the wrapper, the weight of the object I had in my hand gave me an instant premonition.
G H Pickings, of East Boldon, South Tyneside, was given the North East Legendary Banger award for its Pitman's Porker Sausage.
"However G H Pickings Pitmans Porker Sausage stood out as something genuinely different.
A dog walker from Wallsend, who was on the same stretch of beach shortly after the Pickings, found the wallet in the sand and handed it in to his local police station in North Tyneside the following morning.
SLIM PICKINGS, third in last year's Grand National, is primed to the minute to win the race for Tom Taaffe, 50 years after the trainer's grandfather trained Mr What to land Aintree glory.
MULTAN -- The agriculture department advised farmers to ensure neat and clean picking of cotton to get handsome return of their produce.