Plonge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Plonge To cleanse, as open drains which are entered by the tide, by stirring up the sediment when the tide ebbs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plonge A Middle English form of plunge.
    • plonge To cleanse, as open sewers, by stirring up the mud with a pole as the tide in a tidal river is on the ebb. Plonging is distinguished from flushing, the method used for covered sewers.
    • n plonge Milit., the superior slope of a parapet.
    • n plonge The course of a bomb from its greatest altitude to the point of fall; the descending branch of its trajectory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plonge plonj the descending part of the path of a bomb: the superior slope of a parapet
    • Plonge Also Plon′gée
    • v.t Plonge plonj to cleanse, as open sewers, by stirring with a pole when the tide is ebbing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Plunge

Usage

In literature:

A plong of the bed spring.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Lisbonne, qui n'est plus, eut-elle plus de vices Que Londres, que Paris, plonges dans les delices?
"Voltaire" by John Morley
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In science:

Each target in Ylong is associated with a pair in Plong that is shorter than the original pair it was associated with by at most an additive ǫ2nβ .
Quasi-Polynomial Time Approximation Schemes for Target Tracking
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