Plucked Plucked, a. Having courage and spirit. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • plucked — plucked; plucked·ness; un·plucked; …   English syllables

  • plucked —   [englisch, plʌkt], Spielanweisung »gezupft, pizzicato« (Kontrabass, Slapbass) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Plucked — Pluck Pluck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plucking}.] [AS. pluccian; akin to LG. & D. plukken, G. pfl[ u]cken, Icel. plokka, plukka, Dan. plukke, Sw. plocka. ?27.] 1. To pull; to draw. [1913 Webster] Its own nature . . . plucks …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plucked — said of fish broken or injured, e.g. herrings removed from a net but stuck so fast that they cannot be shaken out but have to be plucked by hand, pulling their heads off …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • plucked — adj. Plucked is used with these nouns: ↑eyebrow …   Collocations dictionary

  • plucked — adjective 1. of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum • Ant: ↑bowed • Similar to: ↑pizzicato • Topics: ↑music 2. having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl a plucked chicken …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plucked string instrument — Plucked string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by plucking the strings. Plucking is a way of pulling and releasing the string in such as way as to give it an impulse that causes the string to vibrate. Plucking… …   Wikipedia

  • plucked from us —    unexpectedly or prematurely dead    With floral imagery, the deity being credited with choosing the choicest blooms:     The most heavenly girl in the whole world has been plucked from us. (Mailer, 1965) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • plucked wool — noun : wool plucked from the carcass of a sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • plucked — adjective /plʌkt/ a) (of something with feathers, hair etc.) Having had these items removed by plucking. b) Played by plucking …   Wiktionary

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