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plummet
used in Catch-22

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Definition
fall or decrease suddenly
  • Sergeant Knight came plummeting down from the top gun turret and began pounding them all on the back with delirious enthusiasm.
    Chapter 14 — Kid Sampson (32% in)
  • Instead of being liked, he was dead, a bleeding cinder on the barbarous pile whom nobody had heard in those last precious moments while the plane with one wing plummeted.
    Chapter 6 — Hungry Joe (50% in)
  • People didn't stick their heads into ovens with the gas on, jump in front of subway trains or come plummeting like dead weights out of hotel windows with a whoosh! accelerating at the rate of sixteen feet per second to land with a hideous plop! on the sidewalk and die disgustingly there in public like an alpaca sack full of hairy strawberry ice cream, bleeding, pink toes awry.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (14% in)
  • The remaining wing revolved as ponderously as a grinding cement mixer as the plane plummeted nose downward in a straight line at accelerating speed until it struck the water, which foamed open at the impact like a white water lily on the dark-blue sea, and washed back in a geyser of apple-green bubbles when the plane sank.
    Chapter 35 — Milo the Militant (98% in)

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