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
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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