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plucking

[′plək·iŋ]
(geology)
A process of glacial erosion which involves the penetration of ice or rock wedges into subglacial niches, crevices, and joints in the bedrock; as the glacier moves, it plucks off pieces of jointed rock and incorporates them. Also known as glacial plucking; quarrying.
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The Easy Pluck consists of a 9-inch-diameter plucking drum with 28 fingers, bearing blocks, hardware and a mounting fixate, for attaching the plucker.
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That courage and pluck have taken Adler and Doonan a long way from their origins--in, respectively, suburban New Jersey and Reading, England--a journey Doonan chronicles in Nasty.
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With Pluck, Davis picks up where Snow's Flight Stop left off some quarter-century ago, only now the birds are the screen on which "the taming of chance," to use Ian Hacking's expression, is performed.
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Do not pluck your eyebrows for at least six weeks before seeing a professional.
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