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plumb bob

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plumb bob the metal bob of a plumb line
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plumb bob See Bob, 4.
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Usage

In literature:

Kear the end suspend a plumb-bob, and have it swing in a bucket of water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
From the angle of the square dangled a plumb bob.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
And at last he was dangling at the end of the rope like a plumb-bob.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
He had a plumb bob in his hand and a spirit level, but he laid them down.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Bob took a stick and plumbed it.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
I slunk home that night with a plumb-bob of lead swinging under my ribs where my heart should have been.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
Oh, you mean use the plumb-bob in the swamp.
"The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge" by Lilian Garis
In the shafts plumb lines, with heavy bobs, to lessen vibration, will be hung.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
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In news:

Bob Billa Joins APS, Inc Bob Billa started his own plumbing company 11 years ago.
Clockwise, from top: Mahogany level with vial covers, level with protractor, rosewood level and plumb bob, rosewood pocket level, mahogany level with top and butt plates, cherry level.
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