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  3  definitions  found 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plucked  \Plucked\,  a. 
  Having  courage  and  spirit.  [R.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (music)  of  a  stringed  instrument;  sounded  with  the  fingers 
  or  a  plectrum  [ant:  {bowed}] 
  2:  having  the  feathers  removed,  as  from  a  pelt  or  a  fowl;  "a 
  plucked  chicken";  "an  unfeathered  goose" 

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