Picking up a fork, he paused, smiling as he eyed her mischievously.
He picked up a piece of straw and leaned his back against the tree, picking his teeth.
Mildred is out in the yard playing, and mother is picking the delicious strawberries.
Carmen was alone in the living room picking up wrapping paper when the men returned.
She stood, picking up a plate.
Deidre studied her, picking up other signs of how different they were.
Howie had taken to picking at his fingers when the tension built.
Maybe I was picking up Quinn's problem.
Picking up the glass of orange juice, he took a swallow.
Two men got out and one reached in the back, picking up a case.
The translator was not always good at picking up every word, but she didn't need the translation of the unknown word.
"That's the problem with you young people," Fred muttered, remaining in his chair and picking up his notebook.
Picking his glass up, he took a sip before answering.
Finally she got up from the table and went through the motion of picking seaweed and shells, and splashing in the water, holding up her skirts higher than was proper under the circumstances.
Lisa washed her hands and put the biscuits in the oven before picking her up.
They shouldered the full canteens and, picking up their rifles, started back to the camp.
Instead he was withdrawn and somber, even picking at his food.
Howie spotted Cummings picking up Jennie Lohr as she hitchhiked to town from her rural Kansas farm.
Tell me that, Dean continued, picking up a large bone and looking at it closely.
Guessing the compass only worked in the mortal world, Gabe emplaced it around his neck before picking up the green emerald – the form a soul took after death – and peering at it.
"What's this thing-a-ma-jig called?" he asked, picking up one of the items.
Cynthia asked, picking up the brush.
You were picking up on my surprise.
We're picking up information in Maryland and we tagged where the family did in the Wassermann boys.
The two bikers had started down a slight but long downhill, less than a bike length apart, picking up speed as they rolled along.
By the time she finished mowing the lawn and picking a few tomatoes and okra, it was almost noon.
Friday morning Alex called and said he was picking her up to go out for the evening.
She started to shake her head, but surely he was picking up on something.
King Frost frowned and looked very angry at first, and his fairies trembled for fear and cowered still lower in their hiding-places; but just then two little children came dancing through the wood, and though they did not see King Frost or the fairies, they saw the beautiful colour of the leaves, and laughed with delight, and began picking great bunches to take to their mother.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
That evening after Destiny and Jonathan were asleep, Carmen was picking up in their room.
Howard had insisted on picking up his little sister that night for safety reasons.
"I don't believe in picking every flower I find in the woods," she said with feigned disdain.
He was picking up the paper and lowering his frame into a chair when he noticed she had stopped.
Connie is picking me up.
When picking up her mail at the post office, she often talked to Adrena.
If Howie drops into ten or twenty minutes of anyone's life, chance are all he sees is them picking their nose, reading a book or working.
A case of pure stupidity; picking up a hitchhiking teenager.
Picking up clothes for him.
I could see my wife's nervousness; picking at her fingers, chewing her lip, twirling her hair.
No, and neither Quinn nor Martha are picking up their phones.
Maybe he's grown up and changed; God knows I have but back in the day, he was a little piss head, always getting in fights, picking on little kids.
I can't picture him fighting or picking on anyone, but if I closely consider the signs, I can see his tendency to take advantage of others, if only in a self-serving way.
"Very nice," Linda said, picking it up.
Cynthia noticed him picking at his fingers, a sure sign he was a bundle of nerves.
"I'm much more comfortable telling you why I feel capable of performing the duties than picking apart Mr. Fitzgerald," Dean said as he detailed his duties in direct police work and the experience he'd gained from them.
While Fred was outside picking a boutonniere for the occasion, his now marginally wealthy flame of fame—locally at least— called a second time.
But as many times as David Dean considered picking up the telephone, it remained snuggled in its cradle unless Cynthia was answering it.
Weller rose, picking up a form from his desk.
"They're picking and choosing the ones they want," Landon said.
"Ully?" she called, picking her way through the broken glass and fallen instruments.
I was picking myself up from a minor miscue and Donnie had skied ahead of me to base.
The logical answer is a child—Donnie or Martha, picking it up out of curiosity.
Dean turned to Cynthia who tried to busy herself picking up snack dishes from Fred's evening refreshments.
Added to that was Fred's frequent lies about picking up at tag sales for a pittance, items that to an observant eye, still retained their much-higher new-store price.
They're picking them up at nine tomorrow morning.
I thought I was picking up on some major vibes out there.
He was slowly picking pieces of Styrofoam flotsam from his early morning cup of black coffee.
Picking up a hitch-hiker, giving a homeless person a dollar— things like that.
The insurance boys at the local office are picking it up tonight.
The two travelers killed the time picking over a bland lunch and alternating long walks with longer periods of sitting on hard seats, re-reading a discarded newspaper.
Cynthia looked a bit misty-eyed as she rose and began picking up the dishes and turned to her son.
Picking up his pillow and hugging it, she closed her eyes and breathed deeply, enjoying the scent of his cologne.
Picking a few of the Tiger Lilies, she tucked them into her hair.
Picking up the paper, she glanced at it to see if it was something that he needed to keep.
Jonathan didn't know what to think, but he was picking up on Alex's concern.
Or maybe Charles was right and they just wanted revenge for picking them off.
Others didn't like me picking off their kind on earth?
This civilizing process seems to be picking up steam.
I often amused myself by reading Latin passages, picking up words I understood and trying to make sense.
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
He is picking strawberries for dinner.
The princess, picking up her dress, was taking her seat in the dark carriage, her husband was adjusting his saber; Prince Hippolyte, under pretense of helping, was in everyone's way.
"Wait, haven't you dropped it?" said Rostov, picking up the pillows one at a time and shaking them.
"Why 'What the devil'?" said Boris, picking it up and reading the address.
After playing out a whole suit and to his partner's delight taking five tricks, Pierre, hearing greetings and the steps of someone who had entered the room while he was picking up his tricks, glanced again at Natasha.
Rostov, picking out one on a gray horse, dashed after him.
Robbery is not permitted to anybody now a days! shouted the publican, picking up his cap.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.