Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The only genus of the family Plotidæ.

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Examples

  • They were covered with a species of plotus, nearly resembling the anhinga, or white bellied darter.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Funny stuff. www. breitbart.tv looks like plotus has a nasty case of astygmatism using this new big screen cheat sheet!

    Drudge Retort

  • I have to admit that while first looking at the book I felt it had three strikes against it: First, it was another one of those damn thick fantasy books derisive emphasis on “thick,” not “fantasy”; second, it was labeled as the first of a trilogy, which meant I was going to have plotus interruptus; third, in the first few pages it had characters eating a hearty stew, which in fantasy is one of your red flags that here there be cliches, arrr.

    A Month of Writers, Day Eight: Patrick Rothfuss « Whatever

  • I have to admit that while first looking at the book I felt it had three strikes against it: First, it was another one of those damn thick fantasy books derisive emphasis on “thick,” not “fantasy”; second, it was labeled as the first of a trilogy, which meant I was going to have plotus interruptus; third, in the first few pages it had characters eating a hearty stew, which in fantasy is one of your red flags that here there be cliches, arrr.

    2007 December 10 « Whatever

  • a hornbill (_buceros_), all feathers and no flesh; a lean and lanky diver (_plotus_), some lovely little honeysuckers, a red oriole, a fine vulture (_Gypohierax angolensis_), and a grand osprey (_hali [oe] tus_), which even in the agonies of death would not drop his prey.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • a species of plotus, nearly resembling the anhinga, or white bellied darter.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

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