Pick dressing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pick dressing (Arch) in cut stonework, a facing made by a pointed tool, leaving the surface in little pits or depressions.
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Usage

In literature:

It seemed that she had picked, or torn, to pieces another dress.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Perhaps he still thought he could find Sue, and pick her legs with his sharp beak because she wore a red dress that he did not like.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
After glancing scornfully round, Ethelwyn stooped and stretched out her hand to pick the roses; but Pennie caught hold of her dress in alarm.
"The Hawthorns" by Amy Walton
She was firm on the gravel already, picking up the dragging skirts of her dressing-gown.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
Say, sissy, you picked your dress too soon.
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
They will pick out the smartly-dressed ones and leave the humble ones, if there are any, to us.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
De prizes was apt to be a quart of whiskey for de man what picked de most and a dress for de 'oman what was ahead.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
He insists that the monks should dress in rags picked up in cemeteries.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
Betty instinctively picked up the baby again and gathered up the train of her dress.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
I always dress well of course, and can pick up a gentleman anywhere when I like.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
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In poetry:

I pump the market up and down
By rigging stock reports,
And get my pickings on the side
From dress goods ads, and sports.
"Alf’s Eleventh Bit" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model picked a dress for the event that neither clung to her curves, showed off her ample chest, or revealed her legs.
1 draft pick James Anderson is poised to return to the lineup for the first time since Feb 4 after he dressed out for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.
The OHL has 26 NHL picks among the 34 players it will dress for the two games.
Pick a dress that fits you.
During the Summer Olympics, the equestrian athletes were our pick for best-dressed competitors.
WE picks up ' Obsessed With the Dress'.
Emmys 2012 — Our Picks for Worst Dressed.
Things like picking out a dress or finding that perfect date can be tough, but on prom day these should be the least of worries.
Metallic styles, such as this ankle-length Jessica McClintock pick-up dress, return to prom.
See why Caller Entertainment's Sarah Acosta is dressed as a cowgirl and in a nun habit in this weeks edition of her Top 5 Weekend Picks.
Oscar nominee Siedah Garrett discusses "the wow factor" when picking an awards night dress.
RB Isaiah Pead, a second- round draft pick, was inactive for Sunday's game, partly because the Rams dressed three backup offensive linemen, one more than usual.
There's no better place to pick up thoughtful last-minute gifts—local Sweet Petula soaps and candles dress up any bathroom—and especially lovely wrapping paper.
Rachel Baker checks out our pick, C. Dresses From work to the wedding circuit, a fine frock for every occasion.
Now's a great time to go fishing if you pick a good venue, choose the right day, dress properly and fish the right areas with the right baits.
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