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The plume spread over 16 miles, suffocating many living things in its wake.
As ocean currents head eastward across the Pacific, the plume is expected eventually to hit the West Coast of the United States.
A plume of black smoke rises to the sky as the masked assassins speed away.
Borgman has escaped through a tunnel, leaving a plume of smoke in his wake.
He carried no weapon but his sacred taiaha, his tongue-pointed staff of hardwood, ornamented with a plume of red kaka feathers.
So saying, he fired and the plume of the Indian was seen to go down.
For indubitably the much-married may plume themselves upon being also the widely sought.
And you wear a red coat with brass buttons on it and a cap with a plume in it.
Struck in copper, there is a plume socket soldered to the reverse along with two looped-wire fasteners.
late 14c., "a feather" (especially a large and conspicuous one), from Old French plume "soft feather, down; feather bed," and directly from Latin pluma "a feather, down; the first beard," from PIE root *pleus- "to pluck; a feather, fleece" (cf. Old English fleos "fleece"). Meaning "a long streamer of smoke, etc." is first attested 1878.
late 14c., "to pluck, strip," from plume (n.). From mid-15c. as "to adorn with plumes." Meaning "to dress the feathers" is from 1702. Related: Plumed; pluming.