- The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
- The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
- Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
- The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at
college. See Pluck, v. t., 4. - To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with
at; as, to pluck at one's gown. - To pull; to draw.
- Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to
pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to
gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or
wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
- To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
- To reject at an examination for degrees.
- The lyrie.