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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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Mary's for their kindness and compassion given to Plucky and her family during her stay there.
She was very plucky, bright as a button and a very good witness.
The Days We Danced is the story of this plucky family, written by Doris, who, at 14, became the youngest dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies.
Happily, Eytan Fox's tale of love between Israeli soldiers, Yossi & Jagger, and Marco Filiberti's plucky melodrama about an Italian gay porn star, Little More Than a Year Ago (Poco Piu Di Un Anno Fa), breathed a little male-male lust into the festival.
This insect doesn't fly but proves to be a plucky traveler on the ground.
As always, Eliza Thornberry (voiced by Lacey Chabert) is the plucky girl who can talk to animals, accompanying her nature film-making parents on adventures around the world, this time in Africa where evil poachers are on the prowl.
Wrexham CID described the woman as a plucky individual and said the man had escaped with nothing more than a small amount of cash.
The authors address concerns by critics about negative gender messages in plucky girl books, by emphasizing the perspective of the girl reader and her ability to read selectively and critically.
His heroines are the seven (sometimes eight) Vivian Sisters (a clipping of the Dionne quintuplets was found in his room), plucky young Christians, blonde, perfect, pure, and dressed identically (unlike the girl) courage, enormous intelligence and resilience - oh, and they're immortal too, thanks to the Blengin prick.
It was by these means, and usually to the accompaniment of some Churchillian-style bombast, that democracies were gulled into a bloodbath on behalf of plucky little Belgium, plucky little Kuwait, plucky little South Vietnam, plucky little Cuban exiles and (let's not forget) plucky little Serbia in 1914.
The Beacon Street Girls are five plucky twelve-year-olds whose adventures have been chronicled in an award-winning book series for preteen girls (http://www.
Plucky Strum is an album showcasing acoustic bass and acoustic guitar; its names come from the basic approaches to play each instrument ("pluck" and "strum").