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Pick dressing definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

3. A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler. [Obs.] ``Take down my buckler . . . and grind the pick on 't.'' --Beau. & Fl. 4. Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick. France and Russia have the pick of our stables. --Ld. Lytton. 5. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock. 6. (Print.) A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet. --MacKellar. 7. (Painting) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture. 8. (Weawing) The blow which drives the shuttle, -- the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch. Pick dressing (Arch.), in cut stonework, a facing made by a pointed tool, leaving the surface in little pits or depressions. Pick hammer, a pick with one end sharp and the other blunt, used by miners.


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