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plumb -- as in: it is plumb
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Moby Dick
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  • No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.

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  • Don’t assume ghosts if your door swings by itself. It is probably not plumb.
  • Using a pebble on a horsehair string, he dropped it deep in the hole and let it hung to see if the hole was plumb to the earth.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die

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