• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Picard (Eccl. Hist) One of a sect of Adamites in the fifteenth century; -- so called from one Picard of Flanders. See Adamite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Captain Jean-Luc Picard's (Star Trek) fish was named Livingston.
    • n Picard Eccles., one of a sect in Bohemia about the beginning of the fifteenth century, suppressed by Ziska in 1421. The Picards are accused of an attempt, under the guise of restoring man's primitive state of innocence, to renew the practices of the Adamites, in going absolutely unclothed and in maintaining the community of women, etc. See Adamite, 3.
    • n Picard A shoe worn by men, introduced into England as the fashion of the French about 1720. It was high-quartered, and not unlike the modern brogan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Picard pik′ärd a high shoe for men, introduced from France about 1720.
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In literature:

Initial c- for ch- shows Norman or Picard origin (Chapter III).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Our tower of Wolf's stone, Ulverstone, and Kirk of Ulpha, are, I believe, unconscious of Picard relatives.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
Who speaks to-day of Ducange or of Picard?
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
As soon as he recognised him, he cried, 'Tiens toi Picard!
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
With him joined another comrade of his, by name Pierre le Picard, who seeing the rest leave Lolonois, thought fit to do the same.
"The Pirates of Panama" by A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
It was first observed by Jean Picard, and formed the subject of many experiments at the hands of Francis Hawksbee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
They may have attacked Picard as part of a conspiracy.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
He came to think a great deal of Picard, his comrade.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Picard had reported the world to look flat from a little over fifty thousand-feet.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
He believed it a clever stroke to hire Picard, the Chevalier's own valet, to spy upon him.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon

In news:

In 1921 the Picard Spaniel and Blue Picardy Spaniel Club was formed.
The Epagneul Picard was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.
Jean-Luc Picard on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace Wednesday.
Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee responsible for recovering money for Bernie Madoff's victims, may be universally hated, but at least he's getting rich.
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt.
Raymond Picard was the celebrant.
Sharon Picard holds Sneakers, a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier before taking its photo with Santa at the Columbia Mall on Monday.
Picard, who takes the Santa portraits, describes the pet photo shoots as her favorite days at work.
Hector Picard trains for the Miami Man.
Hector Picard is training for the Miami Man Half Iron Man and Triathlon on November 11.
Picard is a double arm amputee triathlete and motivational speaker who competes in triathlons to show what the physically challenged can accomplish.
William Picard, archaeologist for The Ohio Historical Society, will speak on recent discoveries at Pickawillany, a native village and trading post circa 1750.
A record season for Blackstone 's Picard.
Updates with Picard deadline in third paragraph.
Chef Martin Picard's eggs in maple syrup: Recipe.

In science:

The example is well known, it is the Picard orbifold.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
It was first shown in that the Picard group can be generated by only two elements or by three involutions.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
We won’t find the matrix representation in SL(2, C) for the Picard group since it is well known and can be easily obtained from the above.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Brunner, A two-generator presentation for the Picard group.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
In order to understand the dependence of β3 and ¯β3 on zn , ¯zn we apply around a solution (which due to Picard we know to exist) of the three equations, Weierstrass preparation theorem .
Proof of Polyakov conjecture for general elliptic singularities