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 for Pick dressing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pick \Pick\, n. [F. pic a pickax, a pick. See Pick, and cf.
     Pike.]
     1. A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in
        composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
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     2. (Mining & Mech.) A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes
        pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle
        inserted in the middle, -- used for digging ino the ground
        by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer
        used for dressing millstones.
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     3. A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a
        buckler. [Obs.] "Take down my buckler . . . and grind the
        pick on 't." --Beau. & Fl.
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     4. Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick; in cat
        breeding, the owner of a stud gets the pick of the litter.
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              France and Russia have the pick of our stables.
                                                    --Ld. Lytton.
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     5. Hence: That which would be picked or chosen first; the
        best; as, the pick of the flock.
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     6. (Print.) A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow
        of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot
        on a printed sheet. --MacKellar.
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     7. (Painting) That which is picked in, as with a pointed
        pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
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     8. (Weaving) The blow which drives the shuttle, -- the rate
        of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per
        minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a
        weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.
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     Pick dressing (Arch.), in cut stonework, a facing made by a
        pointed tool, leaving the surface in little pits or
        depressions.
  
     Pick hammer, a pick with one end sharp and the other blunt,
        used by miners.
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