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  • House plumbing
    House plumbing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plumbing the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
    • n plumbing measuring the depths of the oceans
    • n plumbing utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Maine, it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing.
    • Plumbing The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.
    • Plumbing The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to have plumbing installed in his house, in 1840.
    • n plumbing The art of casting and working in lead (also, by extension, in other metals put to similar uses), and applying it to various purposes connected with buildings, as in roofs, windows, pipes, etc.
    • n plumbing The act or process of ascertaining the depth of anything.
    • n plumbing Lead pipes and other apparatus used for conveying water or other liquids through a building.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 400,000 U.S. houses still lack indoor plumbing.
    • n Plumbing the art of casting and working in lead, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plomb—L. plumbum, lead.


In literature:

I'm plumb scairt to death till I get out of this here wolf's den.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
She's plumb stuck on him.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
She was plumb out of her head, and talked wild, but she handled her reins like a rider.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
But I'm 'fraid they're jest plumb unlucky.
"The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle" by Laura Lee Hope
W'y, de day's bin w'en ol' man Tarr'pin wuz plumb harnsum.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
Mebbe it wa'n't plumb hoss-sensible nohow.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
She's been plumb honest all along.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Mama stayed there on the farm plumb till she come to town.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
My wife'll be plumb tickled to have yuh.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Why, I'm plumb scared of a gun-totin' tenderfoot, myself.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Nothing but making the whole thing plumb over will do any good.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
We fought them all night, and if we'd let them go they'd been plumb into Colorado by this time.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
He was found plumb dead under a tree whar de lightnin' felled him.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
I was riding a pacing mule and it was plumb gentle.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
He'd have been plumb safe if he'd have forgot all about his gun.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
With open plumbing, and with the floors under the fixtures of nonabsorbent material, they are useless.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Figures that made me gasp and sustain myself by the silver-mounted plumbing left her quite undisturbed.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Mr. Sutton, he said such things as ha'nts an' witch-doctors an' such was all plumb foolishness.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Then comes St. Lawrence Isle, plumb in the middle of the Strait, with Siberia an' Alaska closin' in.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Wagon's kindlin', harness is plumb rotten.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn

In poetry:

There are Scores of fools among us -
Bring your scales and plumb and square.
Let them weigh and try each other -
For yourself judge which they are.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson
'And hitherward I come,
Before this same old Time shall strike me numb,
To carry it out.' — 'Strange, this is!' said the other;
'What mind shall plumb
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
He says, "Ten dollars." I says, "I'm your man
The bronc never lived that I cannot fan
The bronc never tried nor never drew breath
That I cannot ride till he starves plumb to death."
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Well, we are wise. When life begins
To look so dour and dark
'Tis good to jettison our sins
And keep afloat the bark:
But don't let us claim lack of vice
For what's plumb cowardice!
"Cowardice" by Robert W Service
I buckled on my spurs, I was feeling plumb fine
I pulled down my hat and I curls up my twine
I threw the loop at him, right well I knew then
Before I had rode him I'd sure earn my ten.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
God gave you guts: don't let Him down;
Brace up, be worthy of His giving.
The road's a rut, the sky's a frown;
I know you're plumb fed up with living.
Fate birches you, and wry the rod . . .
Snap out, you fool! Don't let down God.
"Drifter" by Robert W Service

In news:

John Lithgow's 'Drama' plumbs the depths of the principled man behind the roles.
A missing wall, exposed plumbing and electrical at 450 W First Street in Tustin, where the city of Tustin has red-tagged a building on the property.
The simple fact is that if we want to live in an information society, we need the plumbing to support it.
California's RCR Plumbing & Mechanical to be liquidated pursuant to a US Bankruptcy Court order.
Monday is roasting day, when Jurgens estimates that he finishes about 100 pounds a week in a rented space behind a plumbing plant in Lenexa.
Sleeping on a tour bus with twelve people, without the benefit of indoor plumbing was a bit daunting.
Ace Plumbing & Rooter Offers Expert Plumbing Services to San Francisco.
It triggered chuckles on Wall Street when a Cincinnati-based plumbing and drain cleaning company acquired the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care.
Four residential septic tank s sit at Harrison Plumbing and Septic Tank Service Thursday.
If the comer men were good a house usually went up straight and plumb.
Aztec Plumbing Warriors shatterproof against All Island Glass.
And that would be Wallace criticizing Mullin for hiring ex-inmates in his plumbing business.
The solids are directly introduced into existing liquid flow plumbing as a pre-blended slurry, resulting in reduced mixing time and increased efficiency.
C&C PLUMBING'S JIM VanAken holds the ball in his glove as he reaches to tag out Bill Helms of Royal Associates at second base during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game.
Turbo Turf's Compost Tea Sprayers are plumbed to be SELF FILLING.

In science:

Technically, we describe the factorization of the Riemann surface with the plumbing fixture method [310].
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
The plumbing fixture method works after choosing a puncture P on ΣL and P (cid:48) on ΣR .
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Once the light is injected into the single-mode (cid:12)bers, spatial (cid:12)ltering is an automatic consequence, and pupil remapping is trivially enabled by plumbing the output (cid:12)bers in a rearranged format to the input.
Photonic Technologies for a Pupil Remapping Interferometer
The plumbing parameter is given by q = e2π iτ, where τ is the complexified SU (2) coupling.
Classification of complete N=2 supersymmetric theories in 4 dimensions
Thus the surgery processes allow us to fill a gap in the discussion of §. 5.3 by showing that a Kronecker subquiver Kr may be identified with a plumbing tube, which may be taken to be tiny, thus setting the corresponding SU (2) coupling to small values where a Lagrangian description is meaningful.
Classification of complete N=2 supersymmetric theories in 4 dimensions
Of course, this is nothing else than Gaiotto’s descriptions of SU (2) gauge groups as plumbing tubes .
Classification of complete N=2 supersymmetric theories in 4 dimensions
Plumb for valuable discussions. Y. K. was supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. A.P.S. and T.P.D. are supported by the U.S.
Probing high-energy electronic excitations using inelastic neutron scattering
In the plumbing constructions of Riemann surfaces we have to apply a recipe which is quite different from the one used in the DM-theory.
Applications of Polyfold Theory I: The Polyfolds of Gromov-Witten Theory
G obtained canonically by plumbing the surfaces ΩK, ΩL : corresponding discs K±i, L±i are identified with discs G±i by a homeomorphism which maintains disjointness of attaching arcs for ribbons, with arcs for r2 attached anticlockwise from those of r1 attached to G+i .
On the genus of infinite groups
The genus possibilities for the 2relator case, in turn created by plumbing 1-relator groups, each of which giving a lower bound for the genus.
On the genus of infinite groups
Recall that a positive stabilization of (B, π) is an open book decomposition corresponding to a fibered link obtained by plumbing a positive Hopf band to B .
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse invariants in knot Floer homology
The plumbing connections to the heat exchanger are also shown, and will be discussed further in Section 4.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
More explicitly, Ik is given by the plumbing diagram in Figure 1.
Finite energy Seiberg-Witten moduli spaces on 4-manifolds bounding Seifert fibrations
Raymond: Seifert manifolds, plumbing, µ-invariant and orientation reversing maps, in “Lecture Notes in Mathematics”, vol.
Finite energy Seiberg-Witten moduli spaces on 4-manifolds bounding Seifert fibrations
However it should be clear to the reader that the stochastic nature of high energy processes and the exact analogies to well plumbed models in statistical physics is an exciting direction for research in high energy QCD.
The Color Glass Condensate: A summary of key ideas and recent developments