- scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
- profits or gains; spoils.
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The researchers suspected they’d be more willing to ask sensitive questions if the respondents thought the computer had done the picking.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 11, 2021|Freakonomics
At the core of these issues is the fundamental problem of the shaky economics of same-day and online grocery delivery businesses, with small margin items and additional costs associated with picking, labor and cold food storage.Amazon to pay $61.7M to settle FTC complaint over stolen Amazon Flex driver tips|Sarah Perez|February 2, 2021|TechCrunch
I wanted to buy an electric vehicle back then, too, but the pickings were slim.Four Ars staffers bought electric cars recently—here’s what we got|Timothy B. Lee|November 22, 2020|Ars Technica
Matthews said that the arm would potentially enable Ocado to automate the sorting and picking of a wide range of items, including very delicate ones such as fruit, which is difficult for most robots to handle without bruising or damaging it.British online grocer Ocado, known for its automated warehouses, acquires two U.S. robotics companies|Jeremy Kahn|November 2, 2020|Fortune
Apple harvesting season started in late July, but there are still several varieties that are ripe for the picking well into October.How to enjoy fall festivities without spreading COVID-19|Rachael Zisk|October 7, 2020|Popular-Science
A fire that he insists is only picking up pace, according to top-secret intelligence briefings.
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”
The truth is that Judd is really just picking an arbitrary number since there is no script.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Picking up cans and bags out of the bin and throwing them back, over and over.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More mainstream media, like USA Today and TV Guide, begin picking up the Buress story.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Wonder if he's any relation to the man who pricked his fingers picking pickled peppers!Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
(Picking up a book and settling himself comfortably in front of the fire) Tommy, if you can't find a book, sing or something.First Plays|A. A. Milne
"Come and get a clean towel," said Jess, who noticed that Benny was already "picking into" his own mouth.
They walked along the track, picking out a church steeple here and there, forgetting for a moment the object of their search.