Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of plunging.

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Examples

  • There was a crashing of jungle fronds, soft and clinging and wet as they were, as they gave way to the plungings of the enormous beast.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • Then plungings of such violence and such a sound of agonized strainings and moaning as constricted my heart; and, after that awful struggle, a long sucking and loud explosion of release as the beast prevailed and the marsh gave up its hold.

    A Christmas Story, by Sarban « raincoaster

  • Two plungings and pump-overs are applied once a day in order to softly extract tannins and color.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Then there were cries as of fierce gambols, or of pursuit and capture, of hunter and victim; and at times, in the midst of profound stillness, came huge plungings, with accompanying splashings, which I thought were made by alligators, but which

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • It required as good a horseman as Michael Strogoff not to be thrown by the plungings of his horse, and the sudden stops and bounds which he made to escape from the stings of his persecutors.

    Michael Strogoff

  • One horse had broken away from the traces, but the other was struggling violently, and seemed likely, in its plungings, to force the carriage still further over the precipitous side of the pit.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • These last words came from a young man who evidently had authority over the servants, and spoke calmly but firmly, at the same time patting and soothing the terror-stricken animal, which, though still trembling in every limb, had ceased its frantic plungings.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • Just then my attention was arrested by the violent plungings of

    The Yankee Tea-party Or, Boston in 1773

  • The enclosed area is flagged with stone, and in the centre is a tank, or pool, of water, in which the bear makes occasional plungings.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 535, February 25, 1832

  • The horse, unused to that mode of conveyance, became restive, and in his plungings to liberate himself precipitated the unfortunate girl, with all her gay dreams of life and pleasure, into a watery grave.

    Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland

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