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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of plump.


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  • Everywhere in the 19th century students of folklore itself a newly invented word plumped up their local legends, sagas and fairy tales just as much as Jacob Grimm and Richard Wagner did in Germany.

    Hitler's Golden Book

  • But roughly one-third of the fresh chicken sold in the U.S. is "plumped" with water, salt and sometimes a seaweed extract called carrageenan that helps it retain the added water.

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  • On every occasion on which we were offered the alternative of detention, we invariably "plumped" for the rod, and got it over quickly, and, as we considered, creditably -- taking it smiling as long as we could.

    A Labrador Doctor The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • They went into the parlor, and Hildegarde, as she patted and "plumped" the cushions of the old lady's chair, reminded her that she had promised them some work for the morning, but had not told them what it was.

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  • So-called enhanced or "plumped" chicken has between 200 and 400 mgs of sodium per serving, almost as much as a serving of fast-food french fries.

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  • Pressing down the contents of the full bowl with his thumb, he suddenly plumped upon the ground, the crutch beside him, the one limb under him so that he had the seeming of a legless torso.


  • Now, whatever goes on behind the scenes went on and it seems that, in lieu of Mr. Miller, the production has plumped instead for Andrew Lincoln.

    Andrew Lincoln Gets Lead Role In The Walking Dead | /Film

  • If you have a delicate bone structure in your face, you are never going to look like Angelina Jolie (and getting your lips plumped will not make you look more like her!).

    Robert Tornambe, M.D.: Accepting Your Genetic Destiny

  • Emory University plumped the findings with the bold headline, "Teen brain data predicts pop song success."

    Is There a Scientific Explanation for Justin Bieber?

  • And, did you ever settle down happily on your bed in your flannel PJs, with the pillows plumped up just right behind your head, a glass of Sangiovese in your hand, and Iron Man in the DVD player?

    Archive 2010-05-01


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