from The Century Dictionary.
- To wade or flounder through water or mire.
- Same as
- To fall with a splash or plump; plunge or splash in water.
- noun A heavy fall of rain.
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And while we lay in the frozen cold of the pool, the water tinkled and gurgled and laughed, and went plout-plout at my knees, as though it was a hot summer day and we were stooping to drink.
Years ago, when I was a lad, she had on a summer been sewing with a kinswoman in Car-lunnan, the mill croft beside a linn of the river, where the salmon plout in a most wonderful profusion, and I had gone at morning to the hill to watch her pass up and down in the garden of the mill, or feed the pigeons at the round doo-cot, content (or wellnigh content) to see her and fancy the wind in her tresses, the song at her lip.
John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
mainframeguy commented on the word plout
To splash or mess about inb shallow waters, perhaps deeper than puddles but not too deep ro stand in. An auld Scots word.
September 7, 2009
qms commented on the word plout
In the Highlands when angling for trout
Be silent or whisper - don't shout.
You'll displease your gillie
With conduct that's silly.
Wade gently and don't ever plout.
November 10, 2016