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pluck

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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Still, if these kids are physically ravaged, their expressions are usually ones of pluckiness.
In its list of Builders and Titans, Time singles out 19 men and one woman for their innovations and old-fashioned capitalistic pluckiness.
Eventually, their persistence and pluckiness paid off.
Yet the pluckiness of citizens in Glasgow who bravely tackled suspect bombers proves we will never be defeated.
Assistant boss Roy Aitken praised Ridgewell for his pluckiness.
The owners were impressed with his pluckiness and a traditional four-year apprenticeship followed.
The Cavan game was a walkover and despite Antrim's pluckiness it was a one sided contest when Derry put their mind to it.