She, her kids, and some friends were picnicking on the bank of the Red River near their home in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The family said the man was picnicking; the Border Patrol said the victim was pelting the agent with rocks.
Or those long July hours picnicking in wait for a fleeting rainbow streak of jerseys to spill through a mountain pass.
"An invitation for me to go boating and picnicking day after to-morrow," returned Lucilla.
But so far we had never got leave to carry our picnicking quite so far.
It was like a camp of Boy Scouts, picnicking for one day, and sure the same night of a warm supper and bed.
The picnicking, if picnicking there is to be, is done in town.
She never objected when Trot wanted to go away with Cap'n Bill for a day's picnicking.
"The children and the dogs've all gone off picnicking," she added.
Luckily the wind carried him past the place where they were picnicking.
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).