pull at


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Related to pull at: pull off, Pull strategy, groin pull
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Verb1.pull 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"
References in classic literature ?
They both get hold of the same bit of line, and pull at it in opposite directions, and wonder where it is caught.
Three or four miles up stream is a trifle, early in the morning, but it is a weary pull at the end of a long day.
In Hawkinson's work, the human element is the artist as observer, but in Dupont's it is harder to locate, and this seems to be precisely the point: His body has become simply a shape to play with, to pull at here and there, much as one might absentmindedly pull at a lump of clay.