One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb, noun, adjective, & adverb
- as noun ‘would you mind giving her a pickaback?’old-fashioned term for piggybackas verb ‘my father pickabacking me to bed’as adverb ‘I climbed up from behind upon him, so he bore me pickaback’as adjective ‘a pickaback ride’
- ‘In contrast, it is preferable that an infant should be held in a pickaback ride or a vertical manner when the head of the infant is set and the body of the infant becomes bigger.’
- ‘Especially droll was the situation of the huge fat Captain S., who, puffing and smiling good-naturedly, with legs dragging on the ground, rode pickaback on the feeble little Lieutenant O.’
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