plump down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plump down set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise "He planked the money on the table","He planked himself into the sofa"
    • v plump down drop heavily
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In literature:

Down Dick plumped, rolled over on his back, yelling loudly.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Suddenly, without the slightest warning, Neche plumped down upon his hind-quarters.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
She gazed at it a moment, then sat plump down on the mossy earth, and cried.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
I climbed up the wheel and plumped myself down between two flour-sacks.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
He kneeled down plump on the floor of that compartment and took her in his arms and kissed her.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Here Esther Ann darted forward with a bag of nuts which she plumped down in Edna's lap.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
She dragged forward another chair and plumped down into it comfortably.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Leaning heavily on her, he walked with an effort and plumped down on it.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
I could hear, as well as see, that brandy-faced rascal, Israel Hands, plumping down a round-shot on the deck.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Don Rodrigo plumped down heavily in his saddle.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In poetry:

Along the roads they came, and crossed
The fields, and o'er the hills were lost,
And in the evening reappeared;
Then short like hobbled horses reared,
And down upon the grass they plumped:
Alone their Jane to glory jumped.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith

In news:

With its plump blue-green leaves that trail down the side of a container, Sedum morganianum, known as burro's tail, is among the most popular succulents.
The plump green olives rain down on the ground, where they're collected in plastic sheets and buckets.