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plummet
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Leaves of Grass
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  • I fly those flights of a fluid and swallowing soul, My course runs below the soundings of plummets.
  • …plays, Vaunted Ionia’s, India’s—Homer, Shakspere—the long, long times’ thick dotted roads, areas, The shining clusters and the Milky Ways of stars—Nature’s pulses reap’d, All retrospective passions, heroes, war, love, adoration, All ages’ plummets dropt to their utmost depths, All human lives, throats, wishes, brains—all experiences’ utterance; After the countless songs, or long or short, all tongues, all lands, Still something not yet told in poesy’s voice or print—something lacking,…

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

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