Pluck

Pluck

, n. 1. The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
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2. [Prob. so called as being plucked out after the animal is killed; or cf. Gael. & Ir. pluc a lump, a knot, a bunch.] The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
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3. Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
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Decay of English spirit, decay of manly pluck.
Thackeray.
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4. The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
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5. (Zol.) The lyrie. [Prov. Eng.]
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