Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of pluperfect.

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Examples

  • When Wild Whip saw the results of the experiment he gave an instant and dramatic order: "Hereafter all pineapple on our plantations will be grown under paper," and he worked diligently with Dr. Schilling and the California wood-plup people in devising a special paper that resisted water for the first seven months of its life, then slowly disintegrated so that by the tenth month the field was clean.

    Hawaii

  • The slowly rising souffle in the oven went plup-plup, plup-plup, and after a while a thin tendril of ardma suggested that it was beginning to brown on top, or at least thinking about it.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • The slowly rising souffle in the oven went plup-plup, plup-plup, and after a while a thin tendril of ardma suggested that it was beginning to brown on top, or at least thinking about it.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • She closed her eyes, sitting very still, and heard the water saying plup-plup-plup all round her, and she was afraid.

    Nocturne

  • For a quarter of an hour the only sounds were the plup of fingers withdrawn from mouths filled with _popoi_, and the faint creaming of waves on the beach.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • The more obvious exhibit is called "Broads on Broad Street" and features big posters of half-dressed ladies straight off a plup magazine cover.

    Phillyist

  • It was pretty cool; it pulsed, it coated my lashes, kept them separated, didn't really plup them but overall I was really pleased.

    Ask Fashion Kitty

  • “He had to be on the set at 7: 30, so he’d be hitting the tennis ball as soon as it would be daylight, and she’d say, ‘I’m tired of that plup, plup, plup.’

    The Street Where They Lived

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