- Plucking (hair removal)
Plucking can mean the process of removing
humanhair, animalhair or a bird's feathers by mechanically pulling the item from the owner's body.
In humans, this is done for
personal groomingpurposes, usually with tweezers. An epilatoris a motorised hair plucker.
In birds and animals, plucking is usually carried out by humans, sometimes called "pluckers", to the
carcassof the subject as part of food preparation. Roman baths employed individuals solely to pluck hair from their clients' bodies.
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