Plumming

Definitions

  • Canada Plum. Red Plum
    Canada Plum. Red Plum
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plumming (Min) The operation of finding, by means of a mine dial, the place where to sink an air shaft, or to bring an adit to the work, or to find which way the lode inclines.
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Quotations

  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney%20Smith
    “All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.”

Idioms

Real plum - A real plum is a good opportunity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Plumb

Usage

In literature:

And I was going to go to all the trouble of baking a big plum cake for you, you big ungrateful thing.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
On the tall plum-trees hung the large purplish-red plums: upon shaking the tree, one or two came down with a thud.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
I hoard it as a sugar-plum for Holmes.
"In The Yule-Log Glow--Book 3" by Various
Jarring the tree is not as practicable with the apple as it is with the plum.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Having finished with one plum, this industrious worker makes her way to other plums until her eggs are all laid.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Plums contain the most dry matter of any of the fruits, about 22 per cent, mainly sugar.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The shabbiest-looking, awkwardly-grown apples, pears, and plums are generally the finest flavoured.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
I tried the plums and found them excellent.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Plums should invariably be budded with the wood out.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
Jule and Bill seed him and dey broke and run and pushed Edmund plum' under dem pots.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
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In poetry:

The scent of plum
With the covering snow
Is blended, so
Who one from the other
Could tell and pluck them?
"The scent of plum" by Ki no Tsurayuki
While like an early summer plum,
Puny, green, and tart,
Droops upon its wizened stem
My lean, unripened heart.
"Jilted" by Sylvia Plath
No more plums upon the bough!
All are in my basket now!
Ye who me with ardor seek,
Need the word but freely speak!
"Anxiety Of A Young Lady To Get Married" by Confucius
The maid I glimpsed,
I wonder, may I meet her more?
Plum blossom
Bloomed around about
Where the sun does ever shine.
"The maid I glimpsed" by Ise
No one believes it's a plum tree
Because it doesn't have a single plum.
But it is a plum tree;
You can tell by its leaf.
"Der Pflaumenbaum (The Plum Tree, translation)" by Bertolt Brecht
Ripe, the plums fall from the bough;
Only three-tenths left there now!
Ye who wish my love to gain,
Will not now apply in vain!
"Anxiety Of A Young Lady To Get Married" by Confucius

In news:

Tea with Plums from the April 28, 1977 issue.
Isaac's Journal: Memories of the Sand Hill Plum.
Plum Orchard is not part of the Former Reserved Properties Management Plan.
Breathe in this big ripe Shiraz from South Australia, and you'll detect hints of plum and warm spices.
It was also indicated that the vinyl, sleeve and red – plum first pressing labels were all in a "mint-minus" condition, making this find all the more incredible.
It's fairly easy to produce your own slivovitz , the sweet, velvety brandy made from plums.
Slivovitz is a plum schnapps or brandy made all across eastern Europe and – under different names – in Germany, France and Italy.
Sloes are about three-quarters of an inch across, purplish blue and related to the plum.
Heigl Fresh in Sour Plum Adventure One for the Money (2 Stars).
Chuck Koplinski / Heigl Fresh in Sour Plum Adventure One for the Money (2 Stars).
Plums, Pluots & Apricots Recipe Contest Winner: Stone Fruit Gazpacho.
Jeslyn Performing Arts Center conducts Sugar Plum Tea Party.
A Technicolor mindf--k you got that one time when you bought acid from the sugar plum fairy at Burning Man.
Use local plums for tasty torte .
BVA nearing end of work on Plum Run tributary .
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In science:

Abstr. 27, 97.9. Levy, D.E., Caronna, J.J., Singer, B.H., Lapinski, R.H., Frydman, H., Plum, F., 1985. Predicting outcome from hypoxicischemic coma.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Petito, C.K., Feldmann, E., Pulsinelli, W.A., Plum, F., 1987. Delayed hippocampal damage in humans following cardiorespiratory arrest.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Lett. 200, 187-190. Pulsinelli, W.A., Brierley, J.B., Plum, F., 1982. Temporal profile of neuronal damage in a model of transient forebrain ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Because the field is not totally horizontal inside the plum e, the down flows has a component towards the umbra that presents itself as an inverse Evershed flow.
Models and Observations of Sunspot Penumbrae
Plum, V . A. Fedo tov, and N . I. Zheludev, “P l anar metamaterial with t ransmi ssion and reflection that depend on the direct ion of incidence,” App l.
Metamaterial optical diodes for linearly and circularly polarized light
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