pick (v.) Old form(s): picke , pickt
extract, make out, detect
Luc.100[of Lucrece and Tarquin's eyes] she ... / Could pick no meaning from their parling looks
MND V.i.100[Theseus to Hippolyta, of clerks unable to speak in his presence] Out of this silence yet I picked a welcome
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