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 Plugson of Undershot.Plume Oneself (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Plum.
 
A plum bed (Devonshire). A soft bed, in which the down lies light.   1
   The dough plums well (Devonshire). Rises well, and will not be heavy.   2
   The cake is nice and plum (Devonshire). Light. (Plump, swelled out.)   3
   He is worth a plum. The Spanish pluma means both plumage and wealth. Hence tiene pluma (he has feathered his nest). We arbitrarily place this deside-ratum at £100,000, and the man who has realised only £50,000 has got only half a plum. “Either a plum or a plumstone”—i.e. “Aut Cæsar aut nullus.   4
 


 Plugson of Undershot.Plume Oneself (To). 

 
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