Thesaurus / plucked


I have plucked a bunch of leaves in an unexpected swoop in-shore.

The Sea and the JungleH. M. Tomlinson

Mr. Langer nodded more decisively than before and plucked a second blade of grass.

"That is very good advice," said Anders with a wry face, as he plucked some moss to stanch the wound in his arm.

He stuck his hand through the unglazed window of a never-built shop and plucked out a toy in a battered box.

MakersCory Doctorow

But he being overruled by a council of war, plucked out his sword, and followed his commander, the Duke d'Anville.

AcadiaFrederic S. Cozzens

She had folded her fan; she stretched out her arm mechanically and plucked a sprig of azalea.

Lady BarbarinaHenry James

The bearded one plucked the glittering truncheon from his belt.

A wicked German lady wishes to take from him the strawberries which he has plucked.

Nevertheless they plucked up courage, and, after a while, ventured to return to the charge.

She paused, plucked a yellow flower, looked over her shoulder.

SjambakJohn Holbrook Vance


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