pick out

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1859, Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
Madame Defarge herself picked out the pattern on her sleeve with her toothpick, and saw and heard something inaudible and invisible a long way off.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'pick out':

pick outto select
pick outto distinguish
pick outTo ornament or relieve with lines etc. of a different, usually lighter, colour.
pick outto detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)
pick outto send a long pass or cross to.
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