from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bath sufficiently large to admit of the complete immersion of the bather.


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  • The valve was opened at once, and as the balloon slowly settled into a dense, chilly fog the occupants of the basket momentarily expected a plunge-bath.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • There was hot as well as cold water bathing in the baths, and a palisade ran out into the river, within which, at high-water, persons could swim, as in a plunge-bath.

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

  • Just outside the town is a large and modern asylum that contains a good plunge-bath for the men and gorgeous hot baths for officers.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • Then he put on two pairs of trousers, three coats, and an overcoat, two caps, several mufflers, and a pair of heavy mittens over a pair of gloves, and flew down the stairs and dived out into the storm like a Russian taking a plunge-bath in an icy stream.

    The Dozen from Lakerim

  • Canadians of any faith are scarce so broad in the religious beam as Texas Baptists, who believe that unless a man be treated to a sanctified plunge-bath by some acephalous shouter he is headed direct for hell.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The manner of bathing is exceedingly refreshing, and is less fatiguing than a plunge-bath.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • They passed into a long stone corridor, lighted at each end by an unglazed window, and, traversing the length of it, entered another room, much larger than the first, stone paved, and having a large plunge-bath full of crystal-clear water, sunk into the floor at one end.

    Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru

  • Eric would not give her time to take her usual cold plunge-bath, and she was decidedly of opinion that plans which looked delightful the night before are less alluring when viewed by the candid light of morning.

    The Children of Wilton Chase

  • If we take a plunge-bath, and a man of great strength (such as myself) about to plunge into it, we have a perfect example of this science.

    Sylvie and Bruno

  • "Well, yes, a little bruised; but having had his plunge-bath: that's the great thing."

    Sylvie and Bruno


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