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Pickett

[pik-it] /ˈpɪk ɪt/
noun
1.
Bill, 1871–1932, U.S. rodeo performer: famed as bulldogger.
2.
George Edward, 1825–75, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
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  • Old Colonel Pickett, the cattle king, was out riding the range.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • This was a fearful moment for Pickett and his brave command.

  • The four brigades on the left of Pickett met a similar fate.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • The main feature of the fighting was the charge and repulse of Pickett's Brigade.

  • The fame of Pickett's charge on the right has resounded through the world.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • Talk of the heroism of the men who charged with Pickett at Gettysburg!

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • If you did, you saw Pickett try to pull his gun on me when my back was turned.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • He refused to resort to the methods you used in bringing Pickett to account.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • He turned his back to her and presently went away with Chavis and Pickett.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Is there something that you wanted to talk to me about, Pickett?

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer

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