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The verb is found as the first element in numerous by-names where it seems to have meant ‘to eat’, possibly pejoratively, although that remains speculative: 1301 De Willelmo Pykepasteth’, Felixkirk
1301 De Hugone Pykewastelle, Skelton in Cleveland
1316 John Pykehuskes, Stanley
1379 Nicholaus Pykhauer, Rimington.
2) A regional spelling of pitch, the black substance obtained from the boiling or distillation of tar.
1395 It. pro j barell de pyk, iijs, Whitby
1446 pro rosyn et pyk, York
1510 Item of ylk a barrell terre of pyke, qu, York
1789 pick and tar for pump, Tong. Inventories for South Cave have: 1589 a pick pann
1603 a little panm & a pick pan
1616 a tarpan.
3) As a verb this could mean to rob or plunder.
1728 was driving three Horses throo the towne of Cumberworth loaded with wheate Flower and ... Mary Pease ... told this informant that some persons had pick’d the loads ... and was deviding it emongest them.
4) To vomit, a regional usage.
1781 I called and smok’d 1 pipe with Mr Stansfield at night, had an overloading on my stomack and pick’d in the lane just below Mr Stansfield, Slaithwaite.
5) To abort or miscarry.
1723 Mary Mangham ... calling her whore ... told her she was with a cubb and if she wud come to the doore she would make her pick it and wud rasle [wrestle] her to pieces, Skipton
1798 A Wye had picked her calf, Sessay.
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The work-force in the first commercial coal-pits was small and it consisted of a few face-workers, a labourer or labourers who moved the coal to the bottom of the shaft, and a worker on the surface who hauled up the coal. The man hewing the coal was the élite workman and the pick which was his main tool served to identify him: 1486 3 picks, one barrow-man, one bank-man, Cortworth
1601 the said John Boys … shall not at any tyme … digge or gett coles … in Northowram with above three pickes at once
1666 to keepe in worke eighte pickes, South Crosland. This gave way to the term ‘pickman’ which featured prominently in a legal dispute: c.1730 priviledge to sink, digg … with five Workmen Commonly called pickmen and with no greater number at once … he that works the strait work being allways to be reconed one of the said pickmen, Beeston. When a Featherstone miner was killed by falling rock in 1323, a coroner decided that his pick had caused the accident: pro quodam picosio per quem Simon Galpyn fodebat carbones in quodam puteo.