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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pluck.
- adj. Having had these items removed by plucking.
- adj. Played by plucking.
- adj. Having courage and spirit; plucky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having courage and spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the long stiff hairs removed: said of the pelt of a fur-seal.
- Endowed with pluck or courage: with a qualifying adjective.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
- adj. having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Freakonomics or a title plucked from the bestseller's list.
I understand that the first episode in the new season is not actually kind of a plucked from the crowd person, but it's actually a celebrity.
But if your 'story' is correct; that there is a huge supply of unskilled peasants who could be plucked from the farm and put behind idiot-proof machines then there should be no middle class.
Keeping people from starving to death is a fine cause to rally behind, some % savings rate plucked from a hat is not.
But if your 'story' is correct; that there is a huge supply of unskilled peasants who could be plucked from the farm and put behind idiot-proof machines then there should be no middle class
The next moment the superintendent had been plucked from the doorway raving about rights under the law, and the girls were deserting their machines.
Much to the despair of the Sisters, the brand plucked from the burning went back to the burning.
How often is "the rose plucked from the forehead of a virtuous love to plant a blister there!"
Time will tell if these Twitter-based shows will have staying power, but regardless, it's always fun to guess who'll be plucked from the ether next.
For some of the 8,595 lost souls, their fate was decided at "The Gauntlet" (Mile 17.5) or "Beat the Bridge" (Mile 20), where runners are plucked from the course if they fall below a 14-minutes-per-mile pace.
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