Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not plucked; not pulled or torn away.
- adj. Not having been plucked.
- un- + plucked (Wiktionary)
“Plastic flowers bunched in my carrier bag, eyebrows unplucked, hair greasily grasping the wind.”
“Inside was a headless, unplucked chicken hanging from one leg, a small bucket placed beneath it to catch drops of blood.”
“In the glare of the bedside lamp she could see the features magnified, coarsened, pores like miniature craters, two unplucked hairs standing like bristles at the corner of the mouth.”
“And for you lazy, er, low-maintenance ladies -- the unplucked brow is a veritable gift!”
“The low-hanging fruit stubbornly remains unplucked.”
““Well, Katie, when your pluck is unplucked and your pep is—””
“I go to put the last of the crumpets in the fridge in the kitchen, where they join a plucked and trussed chicken waiting to be eaten, an unplucked but folded knob-billed duck waiting to be skinned for the collection, and some cockroaches happily licking at the empty egg compartment.”
“Mr. Grandage's cuts are tactful and speed the second half along beautifully, but the heart of Hamlet's mystery remains unplucked, as it ought.”
“But Khmer soup isn't like Progresso; it's country style and that means picking through gristle, unplucked hairs, and tiny bones to get to the tasty bits.”
“The duck is cleaned on the inside, but left unplucked, then stuffed with herbs, onion, garlic and the cactus fruit xoconoxtle and covered with mud.”
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