pluck

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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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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.
Possessed of the same quirky humor and palpable humanism as Sulik's 1995 fest fave "The Garden," though shorn of that film's mystical overtones in favor of an earthy and appealing pluckiness, pic will ride its best-of-fest Golden Kingfisher award at the Finale Pilsen to numerous fest dates, decent arthouse play and strong ancillary.
The owners were impressed with his pluckiness and a traditional four-year apprenticeship followed.
Rebecca Hall brings the requisite pluckiness to Rosalind.
The Cavan game was a walkover and despite Antrim's pluckiness it was a one sided contest when Derry put their mind to it.
Hamilton summons fiery pluckiness, especially when she finally barks back at Ester's imperious commands; Santiago-Hudson describes a hardened man whose advancement has dulled his humanity; and Jelks movingly conveys Citizen's turmoil and ultimate liberation as he struggles to forgive himself and to absorb the brutally formative experiences of his elders.
The ambulance people, the fire brigade and the policemen that came were amazed at his pluckiness and the way that he was handling it.
That lack of fear gets her into some dicey situations--with motorcycle toughs, the popular kids at school and a couple of cops--yet ultimately her pluckiness and skill with a camera land Veronica on her feet.
I applaud the pluckiness of all this, though I can't imagine what legal ground the suit can stand on.