- a picklike implement for catching up and raising a short wick of an oil lamp.
Origin of pickwick
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Examples from the Web for pickwick
Interrogator: Would you say Mr. Pickwick reminded you of Christmas?The AI That Wasn’t: Why ‘Eugene Goostman’ Didn’t Pass the Turing Test
June 10, 2014
He had a vague memory of a portrait in a volume of “Pickwick” at home.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Pansy and Pickwick, and the birds and Gypsy, and Methusaleh are all good friends.
If we have seen it, it is futile to argue with us; and we have seen the vision of Pickwick.
Apart from anything else about it, Pickwick was his first great chance.
When a good woman said Im afeerd, Mr. Pickwick exclaimed Afraid!English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench