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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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The nominees of the pluckers are provided all help and guidance in the submission of claims.
Vincent Pilkington, 57, who is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest plucker on earth, chalked up the amazing speed record of 1min 30sec for "de-feathering" a 16-pounder.
Agents harassed them verbally, calling them chicken pluckers, las sucias (dirty women) and prostitutes.
Almost all pension pluckers leave a trail of civil lawsuits naming them as defendants by both creditors and debtors alike.
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Clearly, I'm from a long line of courtly pheasant pluckers.
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From Japan, these strange looking hair pluckers have a unique shape which means fatigue-free tweezing and a broad tip to reduce the pain.