Please kindly help me with the followings. Thanks a lot!
A heavy snow was falling a fine picking, whipping snow, borne forward by a swift wind in long, thin lines.
What's the meaning of picking in this sentence?
"Why, hello, Harry!" he said, addressing a lounger in one of the comfortable lobby chairs. "How are you?"
"Oh, about six and six," said the other.
My dictionary explain the phrase about six and six as just so so - neither great nor too bad. I wonder what's story behind this phrase.
With the growth of the crowd about the door came a murmur. It was not conversation, but a running comment directed at any one in general. It contained oaths and slang phrases.
"By damn, I wish they'd hurry up."
"Look at the copper watchin'."
"Maybe it ain't winter, nuther!"
"I wisht I was in Sing Sing."
What's the meaning of the word nuther?