He reached out and plucked some stick-tights from her sleeve.
He knew that an apple should not be plucked while it is green.
Reaching down, he plucked from her lap.
Something lonely plucked at her consciousness.
She glanced up as he plucked a pack of cigarettes from his shirt pocket.
Fritz plucked a stick from the fire and lit his cigarette.
She delicately plucked the kitten from his hand and cuddled it against her cheek.
A truck door slammed and strong hands plucked her out of the snow.
He leaned forward and plucked the nest from the corner, and that was when she saw Alex.
Before, towards the end of their third year, being plucked regularly.
Breeding oysters are piled upon the rookeries, and their young become attached to the stakes and twigs provided for their reception, where they are allowed to remain until ready for use, when they are plucked off and sent to the market.
Charged with the murder of a holy saiyid, his hands were cut off and his tongue was plucked out, as part of the horrible punishment inflicted on him.
He is called in one book the most notorious of profligates; in another, the brand plucked from the burning.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
Next Megan took her to what looked like a large drug store, where she plucked a few items from a shelf filled with top of the line skincare products.
"You look a sight," he said, as he plucked a feather from her hair.
Slowly a twinkle started in his eyes and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
She handed Ed a clump of hay and he delicately plucked it from her fingers.
She plucked a tissue from the box on the counter and blew her nose.
She absently plucked at a thread on the hem of her skirt, avoiding his eager gaze.
She reached up and plucked a reddish colored grape from the cluster and wiped it on her shirt.
Silence fell between them again and he plucked at a loose thread on the seat.
Selections from it called Caribbeana (1741) and A Brand Plucked from the Burning, Exemplified in the Unparalleled Case of Samuel Keimer (1718) are from his pen.
The corona obsidionalis was formed of grass and flowers plucked on the spot and given to the general who conquered a city.
The beard is sparse, and, with the exception of the moustache, which is sometimes worn, especially in central Tibet, it is plucked out with tweezers.
Coarse tweeds and blanketing are manufactured for home use from the sheep's wool which is plucked from the animal, not shorn.
This tea is mostly prepared from exceedingly rough leaf, including even bush prunings, which would not be plucked for manufacturing purposes in India or Ceylon.
Plucked every 7 to 10 days, and, as a rule, in India the opening bud and two leaves below it are plucked.
As they are plucked, the green leaves are thrown into baskets, and twice daily the pluckings are taken into the factory.
The effect of either is to destroy the possibility of fermentation by subjecting the leaf, as soon as it is plucked, to a brief period of great heat.
The nation now plucked bitter fruit from the seed planted by Otto the Great in assuming the imperial crown and by a long line of kings and emperors in lavishing worldly power upon tile church.
His hair is abundant, black, lank and coarse, but the beard is scanty, and usually plucked out, which gives him an effeminate appearance.
His poems were posthumously collected as Flowers of Helicon, Plucked and Distributed on various occasions by Lucidor the Unfortunate.
Mangaia: the woman of the abyss made a child from a piece of flesh plucked out of her own side.
The vivacious lilac still grows, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring.
She looked down and plucked at a loose thread on her dress.
A smile plucked at the side of his mouth and his eyes twinkled with humor.
He plucked the compass from his chest and waited to see what it did.
Raw fingers plucked at his lengthening hair, his hair piece long since dumped.
I almost plucked a little beauty from a nearby tent the other night as her parents partied with other campers several yards away.
His eyes twinkled with mirth as he gazed down at her and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
With shaking fingers, Carmen plucked the cell-phone from its pouch and dialed 911.
Alex plucked her from the high chair and walked out of the room with her.
He plucked it out of Gabe's hands and held it up.
She plucked it free.
As he plucked the letter out, a picture fell on the table, face down.
He moved the magnet and plucked the picture from the door.
Dropping to the ground, she plucked a piece of grass and tucked it between her lips as she leaned back against the old apple tree.
Katie stared at him, suspecting he'd lost his mind. To her surprise, a branch wrapped around her body. She yelped, shoving at it then went still as it plucked her from the ground and moved her across the ravine, dropping her off in the jungle again.
He plucked a long piece of grass and stuck it in his mouth, gazing reflectively at the wild hills.
He plucked Natalie from her chair and sat down between Katie and Destiny.
As he rode, problems bobbed to the surface of his mind like driftwood released from quicksand – ready to be plucked from the surface and worked into something useable.
The golden apples, the gift of Aphrodite to Hippomenes before his race with Atalanta, were also plucked from the garden of the Hesperides.
In her grief at the destruction of the city she plucked out her hair and was changed into a comet; in another version Electra and her six sisters had been placed among the stars as the Pleiades, and the star which she represented lost its brilliancy after the fall of Troy.
Nutria also is prepared to represent sealskin, and in its natural colour, after the long hairs are plucked out, it is sold as otter or beaver.
It is of interest also for the reference to the Singpho tribe, who are even now in small numbers in the same district, where they still produce in a primitive manner tea plucked from the indigenous trees growing in their jungles.
About noon they stopped to allow Jim to rest in the shade of a pretty orchard.
"One of these wreaths." said the queen, "is made of flowers plucked from your garden.
It is a vulgar error to suppose that you have tasted huckleberries who never plucked them.
They plucked me last night, came Denisov's voice from the next room.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
He plucked a strand of grass and stuck it in his mouth.
In fact, he reached out and plucked the stick from the water.
A thin moustache is common, the beard, if present, is plucked out, and the hair of the head is black, coarse and cut short.
The man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become a farmer; and he who stood under a tree for shelter, a housekeeper.
She plucked a piece of twine from the hay on the floor.
The Syracusans had been at first thoroughly cowed; but they were cowed no longer, and they even plucked up courage to sally out and fight the enemy on the high ground of Epipolae.
The tree obliged and lowered one of the low hanging branches to Toby's level. He plucked a few of the red, tart berries and popped them in his mouth.