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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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None of that could have happened without Miriam Evans pluckily searching for help.
After receiving an additional $144,000 for this project from the state of Maryland, the principal laments the low scores but pluckily asserts that the scores would be even lower without this program and boldly predicts that the reading program "will raise scores to the state average by the time today's kindergartners take the fifth-grade exam.
The novels, despite having been mined by critics for everything from class struggle to Orientalist bias, hold up pluckily under further discussion; the life remains satisfyingly complex even after having provided the jumping-off point for imaginative excursions on other topics, such as Cynthia Ozick's novel The Puttermesser Papers (1997), who se protagonist pursues a comically poignant quest to replicate Eliot's love life.
Derian opposed American support for the government of Nicolae Ceaucescu, but the White House regarded him as "an admirable individualist, pluckily facing down the mighty Soviet bear.
Pluckily recounting her run-in with the authorities, Hamburger is a staunch Pollyanna, determined to grin and bear it, and to have her audience - though denied the thrill of seeing Penny Arcade and Stephen Wastell writhe, David Van Tieghem play the room as if it were his own private xylophone, and a goat nuzzle through a mound of dirt - grin and bear it, too.
Obviously, we hope that they will emerge as the current edition's winners, because they have the right attitude to do well in the competition-and are taking full advantage of the rare opportunity it provides them to see the world for free-and even win a million bucks in the pluckily peripatetic process
The eightyear-old was chopped for room when making a mistake at the second-last fence, but stayed on pluckily up the hill and can go two better under AP McCoy (left).
Pluckily pressing on despite recent revelations that their dream guy bats for the other team.
It's fun to hear Benedict Cumberbatch, as Smaug, hurl seething epithets at Bilbo, and Freeman is at his most pluckily adorable.
I'M sure we have all been moved by the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Last Night of the Proms and pluckily losing our top cricket nation status to South Africa, and politicians of all stripes are moving in to suck the life out of what the media call the "feelgood factor".
With Combs on third and Robertson on first, with nobody out, as stated in the Washington Post account, "Gehrig hit [pitcher] Marberry in his midriff with a smashing drive which the pitcher pluckily fielded.
The Catholics found the brilliant Llandaff fielding hard to beat, but pluckily hit 63 and 33 of which Natalie Sheppard cracked a first knock of 14.