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Plimsoll mark

noun Nautical.
  1. load-line mark.
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Origin of Plimsoll mark

1880–85; named after Samuel Plimsoll (1824–98), English member of Parliament who brought about its adoption
Also called Plim·soll.
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  • To vary the figure, this essay dips its Plimsoll-mark full under.

    Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]

    Christopher Darlington Morley