Origin of handpick
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Examples from the Web for hand-pick
I hand-pick my apples; sort into three classes—first, second, and refuse.
I hand-pick my apples into buckets and sacks from step-ladders.
I hand-pick my apples from a step-ladder into a sack with a hoop in the mouth.
I hand-pick my apples; sort into two classes—shipping and cider.
I hand-pick my apples for winter use into baskets from step-ladders.
- (tr) to choose or select with great care, as for a special job or purpose
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