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PLUCKPolitically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers (System of a Down song)
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'Do you really imagine, brave son of the earth, that you can pluck an apple so easily from the Tree of the Sun?
Sir Mulberry garnished this speech with a hoarse laugh, and terminated it with a pleasant oath regarding Mr Nickleby's limbs, whereat Messrs Pyke and Pluck laughed consumedly.
'What is the matter, my lord?' demanded Ralph from the bottom of the table, where he was supported by Messrs Pyke and Pluck.
This sally (which was strictly founded on fact) was received with a general roar, above which, was plainly distinguishable the laughter of Mr Pyke and Mr Pluck, who were, evidently, Sir Mulberry's toads in ordinary.
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.
Of pluck--that is, energy and courage--Vronsky did not merely feel that he had enough; what was of far more importance, he was firmly convinced that no one in the world could have more of this "pluck" than he had.
"I will stay with you one night longer," said the Swallow, "but I cannot pluck out your eye.
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.
Then he plucked the flower, and set out and travelled day and night, till he came again to the castle.