Plucked sentence example

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  • He reached out and plucked some stick-tights from her sleeve.
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  • He knew that an apple should not be plucked while it is green.
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  • Reaching down, he plucked from her lap.
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  • I almost plucked a little beauty from a nearby tent the other night as her parents partied with other campers several yards away.
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  • Fritz plucked a stick from the fire and lit his cigarette.
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  • Something lonely plucked at her consciousness.
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  • She plucked it free.
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  • He plucked a strand of grass and stuck it in his mouth.
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  • She looked down and plucked at a loose thread on her dress.
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  • As he plucked the letter out, a picture fell on the table, face down.
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  • Brunel made the usual comments of "plucked from the prime of life" and "you never know."
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  • His eyes twinkled with mirth as he gazed down at her and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
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  • A smile plucked at the side of his mouth and his eyes twinkled with humor.
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  • She plucked a piece of twine from the hay on the floor.
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  • A truck door slammed and strong hands plucked her out of the snow.
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  • She plucked a tissue from the box on the counter and blew her nose.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Jesus's disciples, for example, who plucked ears of corn in passing through a field on the holy day, had, according to Rabbinical views, violated the third of the thirty-nine rules, 2 which forbade harvesting; and in healing the sick Jesus Himself broke the rule that a sick man should not receive medical aid on the Sabbath unless his life was in danger.
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  • On the other hand Oken (Isis, 1842, pp. 39 1 -394), though giving a summary of Nitzsch's results and classification, was more sparing of his praise, and prefaced his remarks by asserting that he could not refrain from laughter when he looked at the plates in Nitzsch's work, since they reminded him of the plucked fowls hanging in a poulterer's shop, and goes on to say that, as the author always had the luck to engage in researches of which nobody thought, so had he the luck to print them where nobody sought them.
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  • If you dread the thought of having your eyebrows waxed or plucked, it may be time to give eyebrow threading a try.
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  • Eyebrows can be damaged easily, and eventually, shaping may no longer be necessary as continually plucked and stressed follicles cease growing hair (even after a first treatment, it may take up to two months for the hair to regrow).
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  • After several days, however, the hairs seemed to fall right out rather than needing firm tugs when plucked.
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  • London is no longer the predominant pool from which rock bands are plucked.
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  • Thanks to the early 90s explosion of rock artists like Nirvana and Sonic Youth who were plucked from the indie ranks and signed to major label deals, indie rock is the most familiar genre to many.
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  • He plucked the compass from his chest and waited to see what it did.
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  • 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.
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  • There are various methods involved in the down, or plumage from the underside of geese and duck feathers, being plucked from the birds.
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  • These dogs are typically plucked rather than shaved, and the longer featherings on the legs and bearded muzzle should be combed to remove mats.
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  • Nothing compares to the flavor, texture and sweetness of a freshly plucked tomato from the garden.
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  • When the string is plucked, the light next to the note that is being played will light up.
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  • Even before Arthur plucked Excalibur from the hand of the Lady of the Lake, these weapons have been almost characters in their own right, with names, histories and legends associated with them.
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  • She delicately plucked the kitten from his hand and cuddled it against her cheek.
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  • Raw fingers plucked at his lengthening hair, his hair piece long since dumped.
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  • Alex plucked her from the high chair and walked out of the room with her.
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  • He plucked it out of Gabe's hands and held it up.
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  • He moved the magnet and plucked the picture from the door.
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  • 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.
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  • She handed Ed a clump of hay and he delicately plucked it from her fingers.
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  • 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.
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  • He leaned forward and plucked the nest from the corner, and that was when she saw Alex.
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  • She absently plucked at a thread on the hem of her skirt, avoiding his eager gaze.
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  • She reached up and plucked a reddish colored grape from the cluster and wiped it on her shirt.
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  • In fact, he reached out and plucked the stick from the water.
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  • The golden apples, the gift of Aphrodite to Hippomenes before his race with Atalanta, were also plucked from the garden of the Hesperides.
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  • The corona obsidionalis was formed of grass and flowers plucked on the spot and given to the general who conquered a city.
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  • A thin moustache is common, the beard, if present, is plucked out, and the hair of the head is black, coarse and cut short.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Coarse tweeds and blanketing are manufactured for home use from the sheep's wool which is plucked from the animal, not shorn.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • As they are plucked, the green leaves are thrown into baskets, and twice daily the pluckings are taken into the factory.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • His hair is abundant, black, lank and coarse, but the beard is scanty, and usually plucked out, which gives him an effeminate appearance.
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  • His poems were posthumously collected as Flowers of Helicon, Plucked and Distributed on various occasions by Lucidor the Unfortunate.
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  • He is called in one book the most notorious of profligates; in another, the brand plucked from the burning.
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  • And she was so quiet when I plucked her from her sleep her mother didn't hear, at least at first I wonder if they've found her or her troublesome husband yet?
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  • 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.
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  • A freshly killed partridge may be plucked first and then braised in the sauce so that it does not get tough.
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  • Be taught deportment, have your nails painted and have your eyebrows plucked (if you dare) by an understanding female.
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  • As Essara watched the daily hustle and bustle unfold he idly plucked his harp.
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  • One day, as I plucked a leaf, a bit of the bark came off.
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  • Just like a wild leopard he plucked off most of the fur first.
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  • I lost count after listing more than thirty different kinds, all plucked and then masticated with his cheek teeth as we walked along.
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  • Luke was too busy getting his eyebrows plucked to join in.
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  • Then she let another string go, I gently plucked that one.
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  • I finally plucked up courage to go out to the Free Church prayer meeting on the Wednesday night.
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  • But, as more and more of my friends started wearing them, I eventually plucked up the courage to try them myself.
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  • The kanun is a plucked box zither of Turkey.
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  • It is a vulgar error to suppose that you have tasted huckleberries who never plucked them.
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  • They plucked me last night, came Denisov's voice from the next room.
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  • Collymore had a header plucked out of the air by Paul Robinson while Carbone 's long-range shot was also smothered by the keeper.
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  • White Collar Boy is a stomping tune with bubblegum riffs plucked from the 1970s.
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  • What makes biofuels a better choice over fossil fuels is that they can turn into energy rather quickly, right after being plucked from the earth.
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  • Plucked eyebrows are the beginning of the gothic eye design.
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  • Instead, it is placed near where the string is plucked and a small microphone picks up the sound.
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  • A zero means that the string is strummed or plucked while open, or with no fingers on it.
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  • Microscopic examination of a hair plucked at the periphery of the hair loss area often reveals a characteristic disruption of the integrity of the hair shaft.
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  • Infested eyebrows should be treated with petroleum jelly for several days and the nits should be plucked off with tweezers or fingernails.
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  • The eyelashes and eyebrows may be plucked off, and hair loss may be noted on the arms, legs, and body.
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  • These extremely stylish shoes look like they were plucked from the season's runways.
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  • With shaking fingers, Carmen plucked the cell-phone from its pouch and dialed 911.
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  • Slowly a twinkle started in his eyes and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
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  • 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.
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  • He plucked Natalie from her chair and sat down between Katie and Destiny.
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  • He plucked a long piece of grass and stuck it in his mouth, gazing reflectively at the wild hills.
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  • She glanced up as he plucked a pack of cigarettes from his shirt pocket.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Silence fell between them again and he plucked at a loose thread on the seat.
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