pluck at


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Verb1.pluck at - pluck or pull at with the fingers; "She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse"
pull - apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
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Another possible cause could be that its cage is too small, which can lead to feather damage that the bird will pluck at.
On Friday his rivals include fellow stakes winners Great Mills (Steve Asmussen/Julien Leparoux), Adirondack Summer (Chris Clement/Alan Garcia) and Air Support (Shug McGaughey/ Rajiv Maragh), only ninth behind Pluck at the Breeders' Cup.
Another possible cause could be that the cage is too small, which can lead to feather damage that the bird will pluck at.