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Moby-Dick: Plumb

Plumb

  1. downright or absolute
  2. reference to a plumb line (a small bit of lead tied to a line and used by masons and carpenters to establish a true vertical)

The word plumb appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 8 > Sentence 1:

No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the fore-castle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.

Concordance for the word plumb from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
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