Plimsoll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plimsoll a light gym shoe with a rubber sole and a canvas top
    • n Plimsoll waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
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Usage

In literature:

Deck loading is restricted, and the Plimsoll mark insisted on.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
To vary the figure, this essay dips its Plimsoll-mark full under.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
An Anti-Rotten-Ship-and-Sailor-drowning meeting, with Mr. Plimsoll to the fore, May 14 1873.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Yet she was pretty well down to her Plimsoll mark.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
I should like you to state also what you think of Plimsoll.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
Many will remember the effect produced by Plimsoll's unparliamentary outbreak.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
Plimsoll was the originator of the famous "Plimsoll mark," and this is what caused him to be called the sailors' friend.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 24, June 16, 1898" by Various
Adrian Plimsoll sat at breakfast, sipping his hot water and crumbling a dry biscuit.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Mines, coal, Plimsoll on, 48. ii.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
When Peter Plimsoll, the Glue King, died, his parting advice to his sons to stick to the business was followed only by John, the elder.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
A roulette dealer from Plimsoll's and a bartender ranged themselves alongside Russell, together with Plimsoll himself.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Evidently it was filled with fish, because only the top Plimsoll number was showing.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He's down to Plimsoll, my gal; down to Plimsoll with gold.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Mr. Plimsoll, I understand, has lately been dealing with the subject of sailors' food.
"My First Book:" by Various
In 1873, encouraged by Samuel Plimsoll, he again applied himself to perfecting his collapsible boat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Another measure of great utility was forced on the Government by Plimsoll, a Liberal philanthropist.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
She was a small steamer, that 'Samuel Plimsoll,' and old, but well-behaved.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
Plimsoll wouldn't pass us out of any British harbour.
"Wild Adventures round the Pole" by Gordon Stables
Needless to say the Plimsoll Bill did not carry.
"A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River" by Barlow Cumberland
Samuel Plimsoll was his model.
"The Four Corners of the World" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In poetry:

For me in my timber arbour
You have one more message yet,
"Plimsolls, plimsolls in the summer,
Oh galoshes in the wet!"
"Westgate-On-Sea" by Sir John Betjeman
Learn up geography, work out your sums,
Build up your commerce, and pull down your slums;
Sail on a Plimsoll that marks a full hold:
Your Overseas Trade means a harvest of gold.
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes