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 Picci’nists (1774–1780).Pick Straws (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pick.
 
To throw; same as pitch. The instrument that throws the shuttle is called the picker. (Anglo-Saxon, pyc-an, to throw, pull, or pick.)   1
       
“I’ll pick you o’er the pales.”
       
Shakespeare: Henry VIII., v. 3.
 


 Picci’nists (1774–1780).Pick Straws (To). 

 
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