pluck

Part of speech: noun

Courage; intrepidity.

Part of speech: verb

To jerk up or out; pull; twitch; pick.

Part of speech: verb

To strip completely.

Part of speech: noun

The heart, liver, and lungs of an animal.

Part of speech: noun

A twitch.

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Usage examples "pluck":

  1. Women have twice the pluck of men in these affairs! - "A College Girl", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  2. Well, there was pluck necessary for that. - "The Prelude to Adventure", Hugh Walpole.
  3. " If you were a boy I'd thrash you within an inch of your life, but as you are a girl I suppose it is permissible for me to admire your pluck, Mademoiselle Roberta," said my father as he landed me in the music room by his side while an exchange of excited sentences went on between my mother and old Nannette in the garden below. - "The Daredevil", Maria Thompson Daviess.