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picking

[pik-ing] /ˈpɪk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that picks.
2.
something that is or may be picked or picked up.
3.
the amount picked.
4.
pickings.
  1. scraps or gleanings:
    the pickings of a feast.
  2. profits or gains; spoils.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English picung (once) a mark made by picking; see pick1, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for pickings

pickings

/ˈpɪkɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes sing) money, profits, etc, acquired easily or by more or less dishonest means; spoils
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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