plomb

(redirected from plumb)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

plomb

An obsolete term for weighted packing material used in body cavities; e.g., packing.
References in periodicals archive ?
After relaying this story, Plumb asked his audience, "Who's packing your parachute?" Everyone has someone who provides what he or she needs to make it through the day.
The boys ran off, and one lad's mother tried to placate Plumb but he made threats and swore.
Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent at a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn't know.
The visit to the doctor followed a four-day stay at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, where Plumb was treated for Hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
A key step in the analysis, says Plumb, resulted from research reported in 1978 by Soviet researchers who proposed that oxygen could become trapped in microscopic pores in the rocky material of the Martian surface.
The college nominated David for the Plumb Center award for 'outstanding hard work and contribution' during his plumbing training.
Henry Plumb - now Lord Plumb - was born in Atherstone and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Nuneaton.
Plumb Center sales manager Tim Broadhurst said: "I would like to thank all our colleagues in the industry for contributing their donations.
Customers and staff at Warwickshire plumbing merchants Plumb Center have raised Pounds 1,350 for charity.