Origin of ply1
OTHER WORDS FROM plyply·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use ply in a sentence
Another aspect of Build Bronzeville is a neighborhood marketplace called Boxville, consisting of colorful, repurposed shipping containers where small businesses can ply their wares.
Often this is because the material itself is not strong enough to be suitable for single-ply construction.
They do this by associating the thread count to the ply of the sheet.
They home in on upcoming changes to Apple’s iOS 14 operating system that will curb the ability of companies like Facebook to gather data about users and ply them with targeted advertising.
She plied him with all the flavors of Gatorade, Smartwater and Ensure she could find, but he drank very little.A rural S.D. community ignored the virus for months. Then people started dying.|Annie Gowen|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
All too often, we conventional physicians dismiss patients with unusual complaints or simply ply them with medicines.
OSI wanted her to ply the waitress with questions about drug sales.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rural economy may be a dead end, but some of these migrants ply their savings into massive new compounds back in the laojia.Ghosts in the Machine: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants and Their Uncertain Future|Ross Perlin|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The labels are printed on Ply-Corr cardboard, a material made from 50 percent post-consumer waste.
They are more likely to pick guys who ply their trade week in, week out at the highest levels.
But the Czar's mind had early taken a strange ply which it retained to the last.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
I am very well entered into the business and esteem of the office, and do ply it close, and find benefit by it.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Electric tramways and omnibuses serve all parts of the city, and numerous ferries ply across the river.
Thus the principal means of communication are the steamers which ply along the coast.
The neighbors continued to speculate and to ply Mrs. Stuvic with questions concerning Milford.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
British Dictionary definitions for ply (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ply
British Dictionary definitions for ply (2 of 2)
- a layer, fold, or thickness, as of cloth, wood, yarn, etc
- (in combination)four-ply