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plumb -- as in: it is plumb
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Babbitt
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  • One time he was so timid he was plumb scared of the Super, and never got credit for the dandy work he did.
  • At the Nobby Men’s Wear Shop he took his left hand off the steering-wheel to touch his scarf, and thought well of himself as one who bought expensive ties "and could pay cash for ’em, too, by golly;" and at the United Cigar Store, with its crimson and gold alertness, he reflected, "Wonder if I need some cigars—idiot—plumb forgot—going t’ cut down my fool smoking."

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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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