from The Century Dictionary.
- To swell.
- Stout; fat; plump.
- To puff or plump out; fill out.
- Perpendicular; straight; plumb.
- Smooth; neat.
- noun A plumb; a plummet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To swell, as grain or wood with water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mathematics probability limit
- verb To
swellor inflate; to fill up
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To "plim" up implies a certain amount of enlargement, and consequent tightness or firmness.
A sponge does not "plim"; it is not apparently larger when full of water than previously, and it is still limp.
There is the stepping of the masts, with their heels set firm and square above the keel, and their rake 'right plim' throughout.
Anything that swells in this manner by absorption is said to "plim."
This led me to miss out on a pair of plim Prada booties on sale at NM because I just couldn't justify another pair no matter how hard I rationalized.
-- But you must be a real stranger here not to know what's made all the poor volks 'insides plim like blowed bladders this week? "
I have communicated it to the Speaker, (who is arrived from Mallow) and 'he desires me to make his con) plim. ents to your Lordship, and directs me to assure you, that he has the fullest sense, as I most. certainly have, of your Lordship's wise and spirited conduct upon this occasion.