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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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Sub-Divisional Forest Officer (SDFO) Umair Nawaz said the purpose of the awareness session is to tell the people not to pluck chalgoza before time.
The death of Temitayo was said to be the fourth after other students fell from the mysterious mango tree and died after being asked to pluck the fruits by teachers in the school.
The EF required to pluck hair from 4 regions (Frontal, vertex, occipital and parietal) on each volunteer was determined using Instron fabric tensile strength tester 6021 (Instron limited, U K) (Figure 1).The volunteer sat in front of the Instron equipment with the chin placed over the flat surface on the Instron (Figure 2).
Before Pluck Tea, she had a successful career as a sales representative for a German furniture manufacturer.
It took twice as long if the turkey was cold so the faster you plucked, the easier it was and the more you were paid.
It is much easier for bacteria to enter your system if you have plucked your nose hair since there are fewer barriers for germs to pass through.
The people go to the mountains in leisure time, pluck wild fruit, eat it and bring it home,' he said.
Pluck and Rail is the acoustic intersection of Andrew Sussman of the prog-rock heavyweights, Frogg Cafe, and George Gierer of the folkabilly band South County.
It may be a coincidence that the first time in nearly a century mainstream economists recognized how well the stylized predictions of ABCT fit a recession was also the first time in recent memory that the plucking model failed to hold Perhaps in the coming years the US will experience rapid growth, and the pluck of the Great Recession was just a very large, slow pluck.
Smith assesses a small group of children of varying linguistic and literacy achievement to ascertain their understanding of the word pluck.
It begins with head registrar Alison Cathcart, who registered Prince George's birth, conducting a wedding for Hollie and Simon as they pluck volunteers from the street to be witnesses.