plash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plash dash a liquid upon or against "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
    • v plash interlace the shoots of "pleach a hedge"
    • n plash the sound like water splashing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plash A dash of water; a splash.
    • Plash A small pool of standing water; a puddle. "These shallow plashes ."
    • n Plash The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.
    • v. t Plash To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of; as, to plash a hedge.
    • v. i Plash To dabble in water; to splash. "Plashing among bedded pebbles.""Far below him plashed the waters."
    • Plash To splash or sprinkle with coloring matter; as, to plash a wall in imitation of granite.
    • Plash To splash, as water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plash To dabble in water; also, to fall with a dabbling sound; splash.
    • plash To splash water or mud.
    • plash To make a splashing noise in.
    • plash To sprinkle with coloring matter so as to produce an imitation of granite: as, to plash a wall.
    • n plash A small collection of standing water; a puddle; a pool.
    • n plash A sudden downpour of water; a sudden dash or splash: as, a plash of rain.
    • n plash A flash; a spot (of light).
    • n plash A splash or splashing sound.
    • plash To bend down and interweave the branches or twigs of: as, to plash a hedge.
    • plash To bend down a branch.
    • n plash A branch of a tree partly cut or lopped, and then bent down and bound to other branches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Plash plash to bind and interweave the branches of
    • v.i Plash to bend down a branch
    • n Plash a small branch of a tree partly cut and bound to or twisted among other branches
    • n Plash plash a dash of water: a puddle: a shallow pool: a splashing sound: a sudden downpour: a flash
    • v.i Plash to dabble in water: to splash
    • v.t Plash to sprinkle with colouring matter, as a wall
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. plaissier, plessier, to bend. Cf. Pleach

Usage

In literature:

The little spring plashed in its trough.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Presently he could hear the Blackfeet, plashing about, and talking.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
A pump by the road-side, with a plash round it, was a bewitching sight.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Nothing was heard but the plash of footsteps in the mud, for the snow was melting.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
The plashing of oars, the sound of a cheer, came to the ears of the seafarers.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
He heard plainly when the anchor went down and the ship was brought up; and then how the waves began to plash against the sides!
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
He heard the water plashing on the shore below, and felt the cool sea wind that blew in at the door.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Listen how sweetly the waves plash and murmur!
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Borissoff heard a suspicious plash of water.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
But near at hand I heard the plash of oars.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
The frozen fountains now plash, and hiss, and sparkle in the sun.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
And so in better heart, the three plashed painfully down the never-ending lane.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Clank of the steampress heard amid the silence, and distant plash of the river.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
No sound of clock, no baying of dog, no plash of waterfall, broke that utter stillness.
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale
Colvin shivered, and as he looked anxiously skyward a large drop or two of rain plashed down on his face.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
Just so have they rippled and plashed day and night when I was not here.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The boat dropped from the davits, and went plashing through the waves as fast as sinew and muscle could send her.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
Sometimes dull dank fog choked the valley, and heavy rain plashed upon the stones outside.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
Was rumorous with rustling leaves and plashing water's fall.
"A Lonely Flute" by Odell Shepard
Plashing across the moist floor till his boots were red with wine, the mate found a pile of rubbish heaped against the wall.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

Daily stood the young slave silent
In the twilight by the fountain,
Where the plashing waters sparkle,
Pale and paler every day.
"The Azra" by John Hay
Daily walked the fair and lovely
Sultan's daughter in the twilight,--
In the twilight by the fountain,
Where the sparkling waters plash.
"The Azra" by John Hay
"Yet Heaven was kind, and here a bird
And there a flower beguiled his way;
And, cool, in summer noons, he heard
The fountains plash and play.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who knoweth, or shall answer find?
I hear the rising of the wind,
More near and full the torrent's plash;
The swaying pine—woods murmur deep,
The lightnings laugh, and, roused from sleep,
The storm—winds meet and crash!
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin
Blood red the sky and misty in the east--
Low vapours creeping bleakly o'er the hills--
The rain will soon come plashing on the rills--
No sound in all the place of bird or beast,
Save that hoarse croak that all the woodland fills.
"The Raven" by Walter Richard Cassels
Already thou art growing dim,
And distant on the fast receding shore;
The tide is strong, but still I trust in Him,
And know that I shall safely struggle o'er,
For now the plash on yonder shore I hear,
Amid sweet angel voices calm and clear.
"The Dark River" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

This board hoard (sacred to Erato) fronts the plashing flume.
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