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plummet
used in Leaves of Grass

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fall or decrease suddenly
  • I fly those flights of a fluid and swallowing soul, My course runs below the soundings of plummets.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (60% in)
  • ...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,...
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (96% in)

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