Definition of Hand-picked

1. Adjective. (context: of fruit etc) picked by hand rather than by machinery ¹



2. Adjective. (context: by extension of people) specially selected because of their individual characteristics or talents ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hand-picked

hand-held microcomputer
hand-hewn
hand-hold
hand-hole
hand-in-glove
hand-in-hand
hand-loomed
hand-made
hand-me-down
hand-me-downs
hand-off
hand-offs
hand-operated
hand-over
hand-pick
hand-picked (current term)
hand-puppet
hand-schueller-christian disease
hand-schueller-christian syndrome
hand-spring
hand-springs
hand-tight
hand-to-hand
hand-to-hand struggle
hand-to-mouth
hand-to-mouth(a)
hand-wash
hand-waving
hand-wavy
hand-winged

Literary usage of Hand-picked

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1. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"... batting machines are dispensed with, and the hand-picked and beat cotton is at once evenly spread upon the feed-cloth of the cards. ..."

2. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1909)
"At some of the mines the ore is screened into three sizes, the fines going direct to the mill, while the two coarser sizes are hand picked. ..."

3. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"When the large lumps of mine ore are broken by hammers weighing say 10 pounds or more, the operation is called sledging, whether the product is hand picked ..."

4. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"The stock, especially if it contains a large amount of foreign material, is again hand-picked in its passage to the drying FIG. 19.—COGGSWELL MILL apparatus ..."

5. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"When the large lumps of mine ore are broken by hammers weighing say 10 pounds or more, the operation is called sledging, whether the product is hand picked ..."

6. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"When the large lumps of mine ore are broken by hammers weighing say 10 pounds or more, the operation is called sledging, whether the product is hand picked ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1870)
"... and that "hand-picked" meant the larger coals picked out by hand after they had been screened. , Several witnesses were examined upon interrogatories ..."

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