pickin


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pickin

(ˈpɪkɪn)
n
W African a small child
[from Portuguese pequeno; see piccaninny]
References in classic literature ?
"Peg him out!' sez me orf'cer bhoy, up loud, just as if 'twas battalion p'rade an' he pickin' his wurrds from the Sargint.
"Lor, Mas'r, 'tan't us,--we 's reglar stiddy,--it's these yer new hands; they 's real aggravatin',--kinder pickin' at us, all time!"
There wasn't much pickin' o' your feyther an' mother, to look at you.' Not but I like a bit o' breed myself, but I can't abide to see one cur grinnin' at another.
"Well, my idea is this: we'll rustle around and gather up whatever pickins we've overlooked in the state- rooms, and shove for shore and hide the truck.
On Saturday, the tunes are in the hands of Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin's, African Ngwasuma, Jack Mack's Funk Pack and Zong Zing Allstars.
The Premier Division leaders appeared to be cruising to victory at Penkridge as openers Dan Bassett and Laurence Pickin headed towards a century-stand in pursuit of the hosts' total of 139-9.
Years ago, when I was at school, it was normal for a load of us to be chosen to go to the "Tattie Pickin".
Support from Pat Dam Smyth and Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin's Tomorrow, 7.30pm, Clwb Ifor Bach.
Speaking in December last year Simon Pickin, president of Morgan's Composites and Defence business, suggested demand for the firm's products made in Coventry remained high.
Thank you so much for pickin up on what we send out.
Although staggering in and of itself, the pile of ducks on the ground looks like someone is going to have to do some fast pickin and guttin before the next day's hunt.
Steve Johnson is the manager, assisted by Benji Pickin, all overseen by Dan Cook.