handpick [hand′pik′]
1. to pick (fruit or vegetables) by hand
2. to choose with care or for a special purpose

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  • handpick — transitive verb Date: 1831 1. to pick by hand as opposed to a machine process 2. to select personally or for personal ends …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • handpick — v. pick by hand, select carefully, choose …   English contemporary dictionary

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