To pick out

Related to To pick out: pick out of a hat
To mark out; to variegate; as, to pick out any dark stuff with lines or spots of bright colors
To select from a number or quantity.

See also: Pick, Pick

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We still got to pick out and cut our own tree, and had tons of fun doing it.
The thumb and bucket combo offers more precision lifting, says Conley, an important trait for recyclers trying to sift through debris to pick out large pieces of valuable scrap metal or other recyclables.