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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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Most students perform either above or below grade level--rather than on it, Plucker adds.
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Completely eradicating the Common Core but keeping the PARCC "doesn't make a ton of sense," said Plucker.
They've still got a bunch of code to write to missionize the software," which will need to be done before the KC-46A's first flight, Plucker said.
When people started making and using the plucker, and mentioned it online, that made a big difference.
k, n) is described as the subset of the Grassmannian Gr(k, n) such that all the Plucker coordinates are simultaneously positive: [[DELTA].
Additional adjustments only made matters worse, and I think Mike was relieved when the bearings froze up and his plucker ground to a smoking halt.
Plucker shared a model of evaluation technical assistance that was designed to support the US Department of Education as it implemented an aggressive initiative to promote program evaluation among all of its programs and grantees.
I'm only plucking pheasants 'til the pheasan plucker comes.
Nick is seventeen, stuck in a dead-end job as a chicken plucker in a nugget megafactory, and does not think life can get much worse.
However, in the present study, it was measured by observing total green leaf yield (kg) per plucker in a 2-hour session (7.
An earlier Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) policy brief, "Revamping the Teacher Evaluation Process" (Whiteman, Shi, & Plucker, 2011), provides an extensive review of this law and the various evaluation models available to school districts to use.