Grose who first brought up the plumb
with an almost elated "You see!"
No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb
down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
I consulted the most experienced seamen upon the depth of the channel, which they had often plumbed
; who told me, that in the middle, at high-water, it was seventy GLUMGLUFFS deep, which is about six feet of European measure; and the rest of it fifty GLUMGLUFFS at most.
At first she would not look straight up at him, but her eyes soon lifted, and his plumbed
the deepness of the ever-varying pupils, with their radiating fibrils of blue, and black, and gray, and violet, while she regarded him as Eve at her second waking might have regarded Adam.
If a fellow didn't keep his eyes open he'd go plumb
into it." He luxuriated in the sense of protection and authority which his words conveyed.