But this year the number of Navy visitors will plummet to zero.
They abuse drinks or drugs, abuse spouses and loved ones, shirk sleep and plummet into crippling depression.
They could plummet through the unfinished floors of the mansion.
Interest rates will soar, home values will plummet, stock markets will crash, and global economies will crater.
With improved testing just a few years away, the number of secular, educated families affected by Down syndrome could plummet.
Something like a bath; on first investigation, seems bottomless; but plummet reaches conclusion at last.
Her singles were perfectly round, and as flat at the top as if laid with a plummet.
The soundings, when the plummet first touches the ground, on approaching the shores, give some idea of this.
The bird had dropped like a plummet, dead before it struck the ground.
Everything cannot be measured by line and plummet; but Wieland says: "A little book may be well worth a few groschen."
late 14c., "ball of lead, plumb of a bob-line," from Old French plomet "graphite, lead; plummet, sounding lead," diminutive of plom "sounding lead" (see plumb (n.)).
1620s, "to fathom, take soundings," from plummet (n.). Meaning "to fall rapidly" first recorded 1933, perhaps originally among aviators. Related: Plummeted; plummeting.