Definition of Pickery

1. n. Petty theft.



Definition of Pickery

1. Noun. A place where cotton is picked. ¹

2. Noun. (Scotland) petty theft ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pickery

1. pilfering [n PICKERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pickery

pickeers
pickelhaube
picker
picker's nodules
pickerel
pickerel frog
pickerel weed
pickerels
pickerelweed
pickerelweed family
pickerelweeds
pickeries
pickering
pickeringite
pickers
pickery (current term)
picket
picket boat
picket fence
picket fences
picket line
picket pool
picket ship
picketboat
picketboats
picketed
picketee
picketees
picketer
picketers

Literary usage of Pickery

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1. Old Dundee, Ecclesiastical, Burghal, and Social, Prior to the Reformation by Maxwell, Alexander, F.S.A. Scotland (1891)
"... blude wite "— Fraud —"pickery"—Theft—Reset—Banishment—Whipping—Burning on the cheek—Death by drowning. It is somewhat surprising to find that at a time ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana by Louisiana Supreme Court (1858)
"Much is entrusted to the owner of the pickery, but it is the same with the cotton ... In this case, the owner of the pickery was placed on the stand as a ..."

3. Vincent's Semi-annual United States Register: A Work in which the Principal edited by Francis Vincent (1860)
"The fire originated in the cotton-pickery of 1). McCombs & Co., destroying the building and contents, and communicating with а row of one-story frame ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"Dreuil & Company, surrendering the bills of lading to the railroad company, obtained delivery of the cotton and sent it to a "pickery," where the lot of 40 ..."

5. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1905)
"A, 7), iä a statue (by G. pickery; ... pickery (1828-94), a sculptor of Bruges. The Rne Vieille de Gand, diverging on the E. side of the Eue Ste. ..."

6. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"Agreeably to this doctrine, the stealing of trifles, which in our law-language is styled pickery, has never been punished, by the usage of Scotland, ..."

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