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  • n. A kind of blue color; also, anciently, a kind of cloth, generally blue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of blue color; also, anciently, a kind of cloth, generally blue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as blunket.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • April 7, 2008 at 11:50 am nyce job lcb, hao long you had dat good line waiting fer a chants to plunket down?

    what, ceiling cat? - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Then, suddenlie, the mount opened, and out came six ladies in crimsin sattin and plunket, embrodered with gold and pearle, with French hoods on their heads, and they dansed alone.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • No lack was there of crimson velvet, and russet velvet, and tawny velvet, and purple velvet, and plunket velvet, and of scarlet cloth, and green taffeta, and cloth of silk embroidered!

    Vivian Grey

  • I can understand gp, plunket, midwifes not being able to talk about brands of forumla, but there are differences in stages, what you give a newborn is not what you give a 7 month old for example. - Comments

  • I just thought I'd comment on the topic of plunket/hospital/etc all not being prepared to officially support formula for babies. - Comments

  • The midwife, plunket and a GP all recorded Casey as 100% breastfed, and she's not. - Comments

  • The problem noted by Karen, about the growth charts being used being based on formula fed babies was the case in New Zealand until relatively recently (I'm sorry I don't have the dates to hand when the plunket growth charts were switched over - but i'm pretty sure it was only within the past 5 years) - this may have explained the issue that Matthew raised. - Comments

  • Most people i've come across ... mostly on a online forum i chat on .. that have been unable to feed for many reasons was simply told 'i can't discuss that' by the gp, midwifes/plunket - Comments

  • Do we have to use the plunket graph and/or the templates?


  • When a plunket nurse was doing a home visit she was trying to persuade them to baby proof the place a bit more and she said: “All it takes is one bad fall, then you’ve got CYPS child protection on your back and you don’t want that.”

    Protecting children from their depressed, working-class parents


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  • Nor indeed to the Earls of Dunsany's most holy and blessed relative, Saint Oliver Plunkett, canonized in 1975 - Ireland's only new saint in the past 750 years.

    Relics of Oliver Plunkett are ubiquitous and widely scattered; the broad geographical distribution of his alleged blessed remains (a finger here, a bone fragment half a continent away) presumably having received a head start when he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn in 1681, the last Catholic martyr to die in England.

    O Titus Oates and Oliver Cromwell, what perfidious sons of Albion ye were, ye black bastards!

    March 30, 2008

  • Presumably no relation to the surname Plunkett, held by the Barons of Dunsany. gives: \Plun"ket\, n. A kind of blue color; also, anciently, a kind of cloth, generally blue.

    March 29, 2008

  • Nickname for the American Bittern. See thunder-pumper.

    March 29, 2008