verb (used with object), plumed, plum·ing.
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Origin of plume
OTHER WORDS FROM plumeplumeless, adjectiveplumelike, adjectivere·plume, verb (used with object), re·plumed, re·plum·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for plume
It appeared to complete all of those milestones, except for the landing, which sent a fireball and a plume of smoke over the Gulf Coast.Elon Musk’s Starship launches successfully but lands hard, explodes in what SpaceX calls an ‘awesome test’|Christian Davenport|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
Many showed thick plumes of dust, smoke and soot in the air.Surprising long-haul dust and tar are melting high glaciers|Sid Perkins|November 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Now for the second element — a plume of deep tropical moisture.
Indeed, some of its upper-level moisture will probably stream over the Washington region, and it definitely will contribute to the “juice factor” of the larger plume.
Smoke from the main plume of a fire can move both vertically and horizontally, sometimes borne on winds created by the fire itself.Wildfire smoke travels far but never really disappears|Juliet Grable|October 7, 2020|Popular Science
We are pluming, or more properly donning, our feathers for flight, Mr. Hurd.The Wyndam Girls|Marion Ames Taggart
But, nevertheless, Irving's genius was trying its wings in it, and pluming itself for flight.Literary and Social Essays|George William Curtis
The young man did not like this tone of anticipated certainty with regard to what he was pluming himself on as a noble action.Sentimental Education, Volume II|Gustave Flaubert
The feathers from a goose, and especially of a grey goose, he thought preferable to any for the pluming of an arrow.
After shooting Taylor the members of the mob were pluming themselves on their exploit.Mob Rule in New Orleans|Ida B. Wells-Barnett