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Synonyms for pluck

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the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

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the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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pull or pull out sharply

sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

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pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

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strip of feathers

look for and gather

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Improper wing trimming can lead to damaged feather follicles, and can cause the bird discomfort, which can either aggravate feather plucking or cause the habit to form.
A symmetric pattern of downward pluckings can be clearly seen in many of the physical-volume series; such a pattern is much less clear in the price series; and, in some price series, symmetric upward pluckings seem about as numerous.
Any one can enter, the rules of the pheasant plucking are quite relaxed and in fact very enjoyable.
Plucking gives longer, more valuable hair but leaves rabbits in agony.
However, feather plucking is an abnormal level of self grooming that includes picking at, plucking out or chewing on feathers.
Other parties scheduled for Oscar week include Anastasia's girls' night out event with eyebrow waxing and plucking at her Beverly Hills salon, beauty tips by Bobbi Brown at the Four Seasons Hotel, and a bunch of soirees at L'Ermitage Hotel hosted by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and others.
Also, plucker intake--the main reason for using mechanical harvesting--was about the same, or even less than with manual plucking.
will use the hearing to argue that the federal government's rescue efforts are too focused on rescuing people trapped under fallen buildings and not enough concerned about plucking the living from rising flood waters.
Vincent said his plucking skills are not quite what they were when he broke the world record more than 30 years ago.
Yet an economic analysis by the late Coos de Jong, a management services consultant at TRF (CA), has shown that elsewhere in Malawi, the cost of hand plucking (about US$ 0.
I don't know that we'll include nose-hair plucking in the development of our new products,'' Crump said.
Dear Danielle, I've had my fair share of eyebrow plucking disasters in the past and I really want eyebrows like Coleen Rooney.
The dad of two retired from plucking turkeys for the Christmas market five years ago, but said yesterday he was determined not to allow the title go to Paul Kelly of Howe Green Farm, near Chelmsford in Essex.
VINCENT Pilkington is in the latest edition of the Guinness Book Of Records - for being plucking fast.