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War and Peace
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War and Peace
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  • This silence was broken by one of the brethren, who led Pierre up to the rug and began reading to him from a manuscript book an explanation of all the figures on it: the sun, the moon, a hammer, a plumb line, a trowel, a rough stone and a squared stone, a pillar, three windows, and so on.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • 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

  • Tree branches, power lines, porch awnings collapsed like they`d plumb given up.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

  • So—if I was any happier, I`d just plumb drop my harp through this cloud.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

  • the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb
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