Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which plucks.
- n. A machine for straightening and cleaning long wool to render it fit for combing. It has a traveling apron which feeds the ends of the tufts to a pair of spiked rollers, by which tufts and locks are opened, and whence they proceed to a fanning apparatus for cleaning. It is usually managed by a boy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, plucks.
- n. A machine for straightening and cleaning wool.
- pluck + -er (Wiktionary)
“Each plucker is paid against the quantity (weight) of green leaf that he/she brings in.”
“I should understand them like a chicken-plucker understands the chicken, but I don't.”
“He heads straight for "This Woman's Work", the guaranteed tear jerker, the backstory heartstring plucker, the most "believable" song a guy with a new baby could ever sing.”
“I thought Elizabeth the affluent pube-plucker was asian?”
“It only attracts argument, but in a manner in which the plucker can say, when that argument comes, Who?”
“I bet Type-A Mr. M\'s a plucker - unless he just lets them grow?”
“I bet Type-A Mr. M's a plucker - unless he just lets them grow?”
“Palin doesn't have the authority to appoint a nose hair plucker.”
“But I figure, I can *type* like a mother pheasant plucker, and piano is basically a keyboard with 88 keys representing variations on an eight-letter alphabet.”
“A bookkeeper's son in a large family, he studied to be a CPA in night school while working day jobs including chicken plucker and bank teller.”
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