Picking peg


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Picking peg (Weaving) See Picker n., 3.
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In literature:

I've chopped cotton and picked cotton with this peg-leg.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Because all they want to do is to pick up the peg with the point of their lance.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 5, 1890" by Various
Owlet wore rags for choice and he picked up a living making clothes-pegs and weaving osier baskets.
"The Torch and Other Tales" by Eden Phillpotts
He crossed to the table, picked up a decanter and slopped out a peg of whisky.
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
Without speaking he picked up the tumbled tunic from the floor and set it back on its peg.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The hat, hung insecurely, fell off its peg, and she turned from the sitting-room to pick it up.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Because all they want to do is to pick up the peg with the point of their lance.
"Voces Populi" by F. Anstey
With a sharp-pointed knife, Andy picked away a small hole, and in it set a peg taken from the sledge.
"First at the North Pole" by Edward Stratemeyer

In news:

Last week, I wrote a City Lights pick about a panel being hosted by the National Building Museum to discuss artist and DIY spaces in DC I pegged it to the closing of Subterranean A, one of the city's best-loved DIY spaces.
The NBA broke ties regarding the order of the 2012 NBA draft on Friday, and the Boston Celtics are pegged for first-round picks No 21 (their own) and No 22 (via the Clippers).
Peg Craig dabbled in art during high school, but didn't pick it up again until 20 years later.