from The Century Dictionary.

  • To wade or flounder through water or mire.
  • Same as plot.
  • 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.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • 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


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  • 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

  • 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