The path runs straight as a plumb-line, worn smooth by feet and baked brick-hard by July, between the green rows of laid-by cotton, to the cottonhouse in the center of the field, where it turns and circles the cottonhouse at four soft right angles and goes on across the field again, worn so by feet in fading precision. (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?