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picking

[pik-ing]
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noun
  1. the act of a person or thing that picks.
  2. something that is or may be picked or picked up.
  3. the amount picked.
  4. pickings,
    1. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
    2. profits or gains; spoils.

Origin of picking

before 900; Middle English; Old English picung (once) a mark made by picking; see pick1, -ing1
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pickings

pl n
  1. (sometimes singular) money, profits, etc, acquired easily or by more or less dishonest means; spoils
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