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1. an abattoir term for the thoracic viscera plus the liver, after separation from the esophagus and the diaphragm. Includes the larynx, trachea, lungs, heart and liver, plus the spleen in sheep.
2. removal of the feathers from birds during the preparation of the carcass for meat. Scalding for 2 minutes in water plus detergent at 134°F is a great aid.
3. removal of wool from the carcass of a sheep dead long enough for the wool to become loose.
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Waxing is expensive and requires the carcass to be partially plucked anyway.
Plumage plucked while the bird is still alive is believed to be of better quality than when the goose is dead.
A well-scalded bird can be plucked in 20 to 30 seconds.
Crowe plucked his best-actor statuette from the Hollywood heavens for Gladiator late last March, just as he and Rapp were starting work on A Beautiful Mind, director Ron Howard's fact-based drama about Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.
The installation's title plays across various registers: the plucked feathers of the screen, the trapeze artist plucking the bar from the air as it swings toward her, and finally the process that so disturbed Bergson, extracting a moment from time and reducing it to a sequential, cinematic linearity.
Once plucked from trees that grew in the shade of taller fruit and hardwood trees, the beans ground for our morning java jolt today come largely from deforested acres of monoculture.
The instruments include the domra, which is stringed and plucked; the gusli (psaltery), also stringed and plucked, the oldest instrument represented; the balalaika, more strings plucked, here a double-bass balalaika; and the bayan, a reed keyboard accordion.
For example, Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish probably wouldn't like it too much if his guitar started to buzzzzzzzz when he plucked the strings.
Let the string be plucked at a number of points chosen more or less at random with a force that varies at random, and then held down at the lowest point reached.
Indeed, Wells wasn't expecting any revelations when he first plucked a hair from his crown, snipped it about a quarter-inch from the root, mounted the segment through a piece of cardboard and put the assembly under a microscope.
First discovered in the Fujian province of China, Lipton(R) Pyramid White Tea is plucked by hand from the tips of tea buds before the tea leaf blossoms, to preserve the natural goodness of the whole leaf.