Tom Rollins, that was my baby uncle, he was a banjo picker.
"Walnuts all marketed and oranges not ready for the pickers.
Another bird of our coast is the Oyster-catcher, sometimes called the "Sea-pie" or Mussel-picker.
Why, this season the Doctor had hired more than the usual number of pickers.
Aw right, that showed Jack Harpe was a expert lock picker.
The filaments are then carried through a coarse card or picker.
I had to carry matches and candles to the cotton pickers.
"Ralph, the slate-picker!
I told you I was a good picker.
"I come fer the apple-picker.
The space had grown up with young maples, and the underbrush being cleaned out, formed an ideal camping place for hunters and berry pickers.
You know, my old friend, Death, is a shrewd picker.
R71821, 18Dec50, National Geographic Society (PWH) PEBBLE PICKERS, by Angelo Patri. (
To be judged and loathed by a village of little minds -- I, gifted with tongues and wisdom, Sunk here to the dust of the justice court, A picker of rags in the rubbage of spites and wrongs, -- I, whom fortune smiled on!
It seems to me, however, well worth questioning whether a law that after six years of trial has been found to be fruitful in little except perjuries and briberies,--a law which cannot be shown to have benefited a single American laborer, but has had some effect to compel house-holders to pay larger wages to Chinese domestics, and to enable Chinese fruit-pickers to make better terms with our fruit-growers:--it seems to me a question whether a statute of that sort might not be suffered to expire through its own limitations, without any damage to the Commonwealth.
So I do still, by these pickers and Sidenote: And doe still stealers.
He had openly abandoned the greedy band of berry-pickers, and the artistic knot of sketchers, and the noisy body of pleasure-seekers, who were paddling frivolously around the shores of the lake and screaming with causeless laughter, as soon as he found that Gerald did not intend attaching herself to any of them but had struck out the new and independent line of doing absolutely nothing at all.
And do still, by these pickers and stealers!
From the patent brake and the picker the linten is carried to a retort, which may hold from five hundred to three thousand pounds of fibre,--the capacity of one hundred cubic feet being required for each thousand pounds; and the retort, which may be made from boiler-plates, costs from three hundred to fifteen hundred dollars.
It must extend in other directions, taking in the huge army of the unskilled and the semi-skilled, outside of those trades, so as to cover the fruit-pickers in the fields and the packers in the canneries, the paper-box-makers, the sorters of nuts and the knotters of feathers, those who pick the cotton from the plant, as well as those who make the cotten into cloth.
says Tom, and begins fumbling in his pockets; from whence he pulls a case of surgical instruments, another of mathematical ones, another of lancets, and a knife with innumerable blades, saws, and pickers, every one of which he opens carefully, and then spreads the whole fearful array upon the grass before him.
Being instructed to "go and get measured for his hoof-picker" Dam had not resented, though he had considered it something of an insult to his intelligence that Hawker should expect to "have" him so easily as that.
The hands on a plantation ought to average sixty-five pounds," But actual records in the following decades made these early pickers appear very inept.
The intermission of labor was one hour and a half to hoers and pickers, and two hours to the ploughmen.
He was an excellent forger, a skilful lock-picker, an ingenious planner of shady projects, and had given a great deal of earnest study to the subject of the loopholes of the law.
Footnote 7: --not 'by these pickers and stealers,' his oath to his false friends.
But I guess they began to believe we were right when this spoiled wool-picker wrote them last week that he'd paid the last cent of his indebtedness to Mr. Lloyd.
History has no rag-picker's basket.
There it spread, with grain fields; with acres and acres of sugar beets, where the beet-pickers were at work; with low whitewashed farm- and outhouses; with numberless little white churches; with ugly, gray sugar refineries and small villages near the railway stations.
Accordingly the pickers are said to have averaged no more than twenty-five pounds a day.
"I ain't got nothin' agin him," he began, referring to Ralph, "he's a good enough feller--for a slate-picker, for w'at I know; but that's all he is; he ain't a Burnham, no more'n I be, if he was he wouldn't be a-workin' here in the dirt; it ain't reason'ble."
He is Ralph, the slate-picker, of whom I told you, who lives with Bachelor Billy.
2 A.M. Astigmatism The Coal Picker Storm-Racked Convalescence Patience Apology A Petition A Blockhead Stupidity Irony Happiness The Last Quarter of the Moon A Tale of Starvation The Foreigner Absence A Gift The Bungler Fool's Money Bags Miscast I Miscast II Anticipation Vintage The Tree of Scarlet Berries Obligation The Taxi The Giver of Stars The Temple Epitaph of a Young Poet Who Died Before Having Achieved Success In Answer to a Request Poppy Seed The Great Adventure of Max Breuck Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris After Hearing a Waltz by Bartok Clear, with Light, Variable Winds The Basket In a Castle The Book of Hours of Sister Clotilde The Exeter Road The Shadow The Forsaken Late September The Pike The Blue Scarf White and Green Aubade Music A Lady In a Garden A Tulip Garden Sword Blades And Poppy Seed A drifting, April, twilight sky, A wind which blew the puddles dry, And slapped the river into waves That ran and hid among the staves Of an old wharf.
Cautiously the Major approached the cabin, which seemed to have been built as a place for the berry pickers to assemble and pack their fruit.
The only other distinctive equipment for cotton harvesting comprised cloth bags with shoulder straps, and baskets of three or four bushels capacity woven of white-oak splits to contain the contents of the pickers' bags until carried to the gin house to be weighed at the day's end.
She walked on through a narrow, mean street of mediaeval aspect where rag-pickers, drearily oblivious of the rain, quarreled weakly over their filthy piles of trash.
The Coal Picker He perches in the slime, inert, Bedaubed with iridescent dirt.
The toothed drum of the picker caught his arm.
Cicely was a phenomenal cotton-picker, and John accompanied her to the fields and stayed by her hours at a time, though occasionally he would complain of his head, and sit under a tree and rest part of the day while Cicely worked, the two keeping one another always in sight.
I saw fruit left rotting by the bushel in the orchards near Rochester because of scarcity of pickers and a doubt of the reliability of the market.
Happy you that have no branches to be broken, and no olive-pickers to pay!
There is the region of the affections--that region wherein we stray in early spring days as pickers of the spring-flowers of our opening life, where suns are always glorious and sunsets only speak of brighter dawn, where poetry is in all ordinary conversation and hope springs to higher heights from hour to hour, where Mays are always Mays and Junes are always Junes, where flowers are ever bursting, and there seems no end to our nosegays, no limit to our imaginations, no fetter to our fancies, no restraint to our desires.
Thar's a handful of russets in the orchard yit, that's calc'latin' ter spend Christmas up close ter heaven; but--Say, Blossy," he added more loudly, since she did not raise her head, "yew seen anythin' o' that air picker?"
It was expedient accordingly to send the pickers through the fields as early and as often as there was crop enough open to reward the labor.
Now the crowd of cranb'r'y pickers, every mornin' as they pass, Makes a feller think of turkey, with the usual kind of sass, Till a roguish face a-smilin' 'neath a bunnit or a hat, Makes him stop and think of somethin' that's a good deal sweeter 'n that; And the lightsome girlish figger trippin', skippin' down the lane, Kills his mem'ry full of sunshine, but it's sunshine mixed with rain,-- For, yer see, it sets him dreamin' of Septembers that he knew When he went a cranb'r'y pickin' and a girl went with him, too.
"I might also drop a good word for the pine needle pickers among the thrushes?"
When a boll was wide open a deft picker could empty all of its compartments by one snatch of the fingers; and a specially skilled one could keep both hands flying independently, and still exercise the small degree of care necessary to keep the lint fairly free from the trash of the brittle dead calyxes.
The pickers would pass through the rows getting very little, as the cotton was not yet in full bloom.