Definitions of Plucking

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Usage examples for Plucking

  1. His own manuscript, however, was submitted to the emperor; and it received such commendation from this royal authority, that Zarate, plucking up a more courageous spirit, consented to give it to the press. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. I could see them curling their trunks around their mates and plucking lilies from the water to eat. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  3. We emerged, plucking mud from our mouths, and cursed. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  4. With a curious sensation of almost prescience plucking at him, he took a box of vestas from his pocket and struck one. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  5. She was plucking at him. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various