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plummet
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Moby Dick
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  • Yet even then beyond the reach of any plummet—’out of the belly of hell’—when the whale grounded upon the ocean’s utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repenting prophet when he cried.

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  • The stock market plummeted
  • The car rolled down the hill and plummeted off the cliff.

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