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Le Mercier was a pickthank, angling after the favor of La Pompadour,—a pretentious knave, as hollow as one of his own mortars.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
So there came in three witnesses; to wit, Envy, Superstition, and Pickthank.The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan|John Bunyan
Three witnesses were then called: Envy, Superstition, and Pickthank.Bunyan|James Anthony Froude
It is at best but a pettifogging, pickthank business to decompose actions into little personal motives, and explain heroism away.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson