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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lyrie  \Ly"rie\  (l[imac]"r[i^]),  n.  [Icel.  hl[=y]ri  a  sort  of 
  fish.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  European  fish  ({Peristethus  cataphractum}),  having  the  body 
  covered  with  bony  plates,  and  having  three  spines  projecting 
  in  front  of  the  nose;  --  called  also  {noble},  {pluck}, 
  {pogge},  {sea  poacher},  and  {armed  bullhead}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pluck  \Pluck\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  motion  of  pulling  or  twitching;  --  usually  with  at 
  as  to  pluck  at  one's  gown. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pluck  \Pluck\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  plucking;  a  pull  a  twitch. 
  2.  [Prob.  so  called  as  being  plucked  out  after  the  animal  is 
  killed;  or  cf  Gael.  &  Ir  pluc  a  lump,  a  knot,  a  bunch.] 
  The  heart,  liver,  and  lights  of  an  animal. 
  3.  Spirit;  courage;  indomitable  resolution;  fortitude. 
  Decay  of  English  spirit,  decay  of  manly  pluck. 
  4.  The  act  of  plucking,  or  the  state  of  being  plucked,  at 
  college.  See  {Pluck},  v.  t.,  4. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  lyrie.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pluck  \Pluck\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plucked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Plucking}.]  [AS.  pluccian  akin  to  LG  &  D.  plukken  G. 
  pfl["u]cken,  Icel.  plokka,  plukka,  Dan.  plukke  Sw  plocka 
  1.  To  pull  to  draw. 
  Its  own  nature  .  .  .  plucks  on  its  own  dissolution. 
  --Je?.  Taylor. 
  2.  Especially,  to  pull  with  sudden  force  or  effort,  or  to 
  pull  off  or  out  from  something  with  a  twitch;  to  twitch; 
  also  to  gather,  to  pick  as  to  pluck  feathers  from  a 
  fowl;  to  pluck  hair  or  wool  from  a  skin;  to  pluck  grapes. 
  I  come  to  pluck  your  berries  harsh  and  crude. 
  E'en  children  followed,  with  endearing  wile,  And 
  plucked  his  gown  to  share  the  good  man's  smile. 
  3.  To  strip  of  or  as  of  feathers;  as  to  pluck  a  fowl. 
  They  which  pass  by  the  way  do  pluck  her  --Ps. 
  4.  (Eng.  Universities)  To  reject  at  an  examination  for 
  degrees.  --C.  Bront['e]. 
  {To  pluck  away},  to  pull  away  or  to  separate  by  pulling;  to 
  tear  away 
  {To  pluck  down},  to  pull  down  to  demolish;  to  reduce  to  a 
  lower  state. 
  {to  pluck  off},  to  pull  or  tear  off  as  to  pluck  off  the 
  {to  pluck  up}. 
  a  To  tear  up  by  the  roots  or  from  the  foundation;  to 
  eradicate;  to  exterminate;  to  destroy;  as  to  pluck  up 
  a  plant;  to  pluck  up  a  nation.  --Jer.  xii.  17. 
  b  To  gather  up  to  summon;  as  to  pluck  up  courage. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  showing  courage  and  determination  in  spite  of 
  possible  loss  or  injury  [syn:  {gutsiness},  {pluckiness}] 
  [ant:  {gutlessness}] 
  2:  the  act  of  pulling  and  releasing  a  taut  cord 
  v  1:  pull  or  pull  out  sharply;  "pluck  the  flowers  off  the  bush" 
  [syn:  {tweak},  {pull  off},  {pick  off}] 
  2:  sell  something  to  or  obtain  something  from  by  energetic  and 
  esp.  underhanded  activity  [syn:  {hustle},  {roll}] 
  3:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {soak}, 
  {surcharge},  {gazump},  {fleece},  {plume},  {rob},  {hook}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 
  4:  pull  lightly  but  sharply  with  a  plucking  motion,  as  of 
  guitar  strings;  "he  plucked  the  strings  of  his  mandolin" 
  [syn:  {plunk},  {pick}] 
  5:  strip  of  feathers;  as  of  chickens  [syn:  {pull},  {tear},  {deplume}, 
  {deplumate},  {displume}] 
  6:  look  for  and  gather;  "pick  mushrooms";  "pick  flowers"  [syn: 
  {pick},  {cull}] 

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