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plumb bob

noun
1.
plummet (def 1).
Origin of plumb bob
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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plumb bob

noun
1.
the weight, usually of lead, at the end of a plumb line; plummet
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Word Origin and History for plumb-bob
n.

1835, from plumb (n.) + bob (n.1).

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