Such a schoolemaister is imprisonment, & plucker downe of loftie courages.
Mr. plucker was then honorably discharged and came to Walla Walla, where he opened a paint shop.
All was prepared, triumph hung in my hand as a ripe fruit to the hand of the plucker.
After a useful and well spent life Mr. plucker passed away on the 30th of October, 1917.
She was the mother of six children, all of whom are now deceased with the exception of Mrs. plucker.
plucker first discovered that a plate of tourmaline suspended with its axis vertical, set axial.
Few men of his years remain in such active connection with business affairs as did Mr. plucker.
I have worked long myself at magne-crystallic action, amid all the light of Faraday's and plucker's researches.
And the birds will come and destroy many a berry before the plucker comes to pick the few that remain for the table.
An eminent example of magne-crystallic action adduced by plucker, and experimented on by Faraday, was Iceland spar.
late Old English ploccian, pluccian "pull off, cull," from West Germanic *plokken (cf. Middle Low German plucken, Middle Dutch plocken, Dutch plukken, Flemish plokken, German pflücken), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *piluccare (cf. Old French peluchier, late 12c.; Italian piluccare), a frequentative, ultimately from Latin pilare "pull out hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). But despite the similarities, OED finds difficulties with this and cites gaps in historical evidence. Related: Plucked; plucking.
To pluck a rose, an expression said to be used by women for going to the necessary house, which in the country usually stands in the garden. [F. Grose, "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785]This euphemistic use is attested from 1610s. To pluck up "summon up" is from c.1300.
c.1400, "act of plucking," from pluck (v.). Meaning "courage, boldness" (1785), originally in pugilism slang, is a figurative use from earlier meaning "heart, viscera" (1610s) as that which is "plucked" from slaughtered livestock. Perhaps influenced by figurative use of the verb in pluck up (one's courage, etc.), attested from c.1300.
To rob or cheat; fleece: These bimbos once helped pluck a bank
[1400+; fr the image of plucking a chicken]
To do the sex act with or to; screw
[1950s+; a euphemism for fuck]