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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.
She pluckily tried to resist the worsening eyesight, but it just caught up with her.
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.
Arthur Curson was suffering from pneumonia when "he threw aside his blankets and pluckily plunged into the water" to save 12-year-old Polly Hunter in September 1892.
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".
Bob Beamon, still the holder of the Olympic long-jump record 44 years after his mighty leap in Mexico City, wondered at the way our sportsmen and women had bulldozed a history of glorious failure and wrecked a tradition of losing pluckily.
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.
The Wingmakers pluckily reduced the deficit through Simon Smith and Andy Moran's last-minute penalty at least TEAM AIRBUS UK TNS 2 2 TNS win 4-2 on aggregate earned the hosts some reward for the endeavours.
5mph) through the endless cane sugar plantations, rattles across numerous level crossings for the cane trains, and pluckily climbs snaking gradients as steep as 1 in 8, up through forest to table lands at 3,000 feet in the hinterland.
Last Wednesday I was at Horsfall Stadium, Bradford, watching my beloved Park Avenue go down pluckily 3-1 to Leeds United.