On Friday, there will be a rally and picnic in Tucson followed by a private fundraiser.
He sits alone at the picnic table, more self-conscious by the moment.
The staff quietly left lunch in a picnic basket outside my door every day.
Two are of their wedding, but I am interested in the third, a much smaller picture of them out on a picnic, sitting on a rock.
“The idea is to get out in the open air, have a picnic,” Wrigley said.
In summer there might be a picnic or a croquet-party; in winter a lawn-meet or a ball.
I brought her out here for a trolley ride and a picnic luncheon.
She asked him to take her to the Sunday-school picnic, and asked him what he liked best for her to put in for him.
There was one across the river from us, and on a corner of it we used to picnic and play.
When the shooting party came home to afternoon tea, Dopsy and Mopsy were both full of the picnic.
1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), but rare before c.1800 as an English institution; originally a fashionable pot-luck social affair, not necessarily out of doors; from French piquenique (1690s), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from Old French (see pike (n.2)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Germanic source. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1886. Picnic table recorded from 1926, originally a folding table.
"go on a picnic," 1842, from picnic (n.). Related: Picnicked; picnicking. The -k- is inserted to preserve the "k" sound of -c- before a suffix beginning in -i-, -y-, or -e- (cf. traffic/trafficking, panic/panicky, shellac/shellacked).