Definition: pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
Definition: pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
Sentences Containing 'plump'
said Stryver, with a plump of his fist on the desk.
The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer, and the mother of two children withal, this lieutenant had already earned the complimentary name of The Vengeance.
A``plump''of ducks rose at the same time and took the route to the north in the wake of their noisier cousins.
His lies are not of the highly imaginative sort that liars in fiction commonly indulge in; like Falstaff's, they resemble the father that begets them; they are simple, homely, plump lies; plain working lies, in short.
Next to these two beds was that of the carrier, made up, as has been said, of the pack-saddles and all the trappings of the two best mules he had, though there were twelve of them, sleek, plump, and in prime condition, for he was one of the rich carriers of Arevalo, according to the author of this history, who particularly mentions this carrier because he knew him very well, and they even say was in some degree a relation of his; besides which Cide Hamete Benengeli was a historian of great research and accuracy in all things, as is very evident since he would not pass over in silence those that have been already mentioned, however trifling and insignificant they might be, an example that might be followed by those grave historians who relate transactions so curtly and briefly that we hardly get a taste of them, all the substance of the work being left in the inkstand from carelessness, perverseness, or ignorance.
I know it was a good squeeze, because, being very plump, whenever she made any little exertion after she was dressed, some of the buttons on the back of her gown flew off.
A well-fed, plump Huzza Porpoise will yield you one good gallon of good oil.
I suppose then, that going plump on a flying whale with your sail set in a foggy squall is the height of a whaleman's discretion?"
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
"How it was exactly," continued the one-armed commander, "I do not know; but in biting the line, it got foul of his teeth, caught there somehow; but we didn't know it then; so that when we afterwards pulled on the line, bounce we came plump on to his hump!
The Torresian Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 38-44 centimetres (15-17.5 inches) in length, and with a 45 cm (18 in) wingspan.
There she was warmly welcomed by the owner who, to her surprise, was a plump fair-haired young woman wearing a garment that looked like a cross between a peasant’s dress and a nun’s habit, “with a long full skirt … and a sort of tight-fitting velvet waistcoat over a white silk blouse.
Miss K, who was described as a plump, healthy girl until the beginning of 1887, began to refuse all food except half cups of tea or coffee in February that year.
Nicknamed "Bumby" as a toddler "because of his plump teddy-bear qualities", Hemingway spent his early years in Paris and the Austrian Alps.
It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail.
He has a bald head, profuse nose hair and wet, plump dark-pink lips.
Breeders should look for plump birds that look heart-shaped when viewed from above.
Simonson also added another dimension previously unseen in his earlier incarnations — a household full of plump, pampered children he never failed to indulge at every turn.
The Long Grain Rice is slender and long, the Medium Grain Rice is plump but not round, and the Short Grain Rice is round.
The apples are mentioned as being plump, red apples, and they are somewhat crinkly and old-looking, yet they are simultaneously thick and plump.
The plump face is proto-typically Olmec, with "no attempt to represent individuality".
As with some puffbirds, the White-eared Puffbird is a round, plump bird with a short, very narrow tail.
After Charisma Man's mother arrives for a visit, however, she is depicted as short and somewhat plump.
The "ōū" is a large, plump forest bird measuring in length.
More Vocab Words::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
::: serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
::: spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
::: solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law