References in classic literature ?
He sold more meat for one penny than we could sell for three; and he gave extra weight to whatsoever lass would buss him." And others said, "He is some prodigal who knows not the value of goods, and may be plucked by a shrewd man right closely."
Since this fool WOULD be plucked, thought he, why should not he do the plucking?
When a man has plucked and smelled all the sweetness of a flower, he looks for other flowers.
Yet I was hopeful, and though, as it turned out, he was busily engaged in talking to Thedosei Ivanovitch, I walked up to him from behind, and plucked at his sleeve.
So the Swallow plucked out the Prince's eye, and flew away to the student's garret.
So he plucked out the Prince's other eye, and darted down with it.
A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her.
At last he dreamt one night that he found a beautiful purple flower, and that in the middle of it lay a costly pearl; and he dreamt that he plucked the flower, and went with it in his hand into the castle, and that everything he touched with it was disenchanted, and that there he found his Jorinda again.
Then he plucked the flower, and set out and travelled day and night, till he came again to the castle.
When the dole was ended, laughingly she said, Master, of a million mouths, is not one unfed?" Laughing, Shiv made answer, "All have had their part, Even he, the little one, hidden 'neath thy heart." From her breast she plucked it, Parbati the thief, Saw the Least of Little Things gnawed a new-grown leaf!
He said pine nuts must be plucked only after it was mature (ripe) and prepared for use.
Golden retriever Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner) is plucked from his litter by petrol-head Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia).