Definition of Plucking

1. Verb. (present participle of pluck) ¹



2. Noun. (context: gerund of pluck) An act in which something is plucked ¹

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Definition of Plucking

1. pluck [v] - See also: pluck

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plucking

ployurethan
pls
plu
pluck
pluck at
pluck up
pluckable
plucked
plucker
pluckers
pluckier
pluckiest
pluckily
pluckiness
pluckinesses
plucking (current term)
plucking post
plucking posts
pluckings
pluckless
plucks
pluckt
plucky
plucot
plucots
plue
plues
pluferfect tense
pluff
pluffed

Literary usage of Plucking

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1. Agricultural Geology by Frederick Valentine Emerson (1920)
"ice movement, the conditions are more effective for prying and plucking, ... Diagram to illustrate plucking England, the ice swept away by ice when the ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... dropp'd Gasping for breath ; but short the pain, nor long Ere brave Meriones was at his side, plucking the spear ; then darkness veil'd his eyes. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"plucking of a prosperous man. — A vagabond toilet.— A substitute for the very tine horse. — Hard travelling. — The uninvited guest and the patriarchal colt. ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"SEPTEMBER—plucking A GOOSE A'TER my papa's death, as he left me no money, and only a little land, I put my estate into an auctioneer's hands, and determined ..."

5. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... nor the apostles after him; but he bade them, that would have been plucking up the tares, " let the tares and the wheat grow together until the harvest. ..."

6. Agricultural Geology by Frederick Valentine Emerson (1920)
"ice movement, the conditions are more effective for prying and plucking, ... Diagram to illustrate plucking England, the ice swept away by ice when the ..."

7. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... dropp'd Gasping for breath ; but short the pain, nor long Ere brave Meriones was at his side, plucking the spear ; then darkness veil'd his eyes. ..."

8. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"plucking of a prosperous man. — A vagabond toilet.— A substitute for the very tine horse. — Hard travelling. — The uninvited guest and the patriarchal colt. ..."

9. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"SEPTEMBER—plucking A GOOSE A'TER my papa's death, as he left me no money, and only a little land, I put my estate into an auctioneer's hands, and determined ..."

10. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... nor the apostles after him; but he bade them, that would have been plucking up the tares, " let the tares and the wheat grow together until the harvest. ..."

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