Picking

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picking

1. The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.

2. The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.

3. That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.

4. Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.

5. The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.

6. (Science: chemical) rough sorting of ore.

7. Overburned bricks.