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- v. Present participle of pluck.
- n. An act in which something is plucked
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An act denoted by the verb pluck; specifically in geology, the process by which blocks of bed-rock are torn from their ledges by moving ice. The term is applied especially to this effect on the downward slopes, where the dragging action of ice seems to be of importance, as indicated in the term. Plucking is the process involved in the head-ward extension of glacial valleys and of the excavation of cirques.
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