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Pick over   /pɪk ˈoʊvər/   Listen
Pick over

Separate or remove.  Synonym: sieve out.

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"Pick over" Quotes from Famous Books

... Wash, pick over and cook two quarts of spinach for twenty minutes; drain, chop and rub through a sieve and return to the water in which it was cooked, add one-half cup of chopped onions, cook until thoroughly done, thicken with a white sauce made by melting two tablespoons of butter to ...
— The International Jewish Cook Book • Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

... nicked the booster rocket; she wouldn't climb again. But they'll be back here to pick over the remains." ...
— Storm Over Warlock • Andre Norton

... the shale was too steep and too smooth and too slippery. At length, at my suggestion, Joe threw the shovel up to me, when, on my lying flat and reaching downward as far as I could stretch, he succeeded in hooking the pick over the shoulder of the shovel-blade, after which ...
— The Boys of Crawford's Basin - The Story of a Mountain Ranch in the Early Days of Colorado • Sidford F. Hamp

Words linked to "Pick over" :   pick out, take, choose, select

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