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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLANK OUT

He looked fully capable of ripping a plank out of the boat; and such seemed his purpose.

I got asho' below de boat and turn' de canoe loose, den I goes 'long up, en dey 'uz jes one plank out, en I step' 'board de boat.

Certainly, cried little Hans, and he ran into the shed and dragged the plank out.

Here, let's pull up a plank out of the floor and crawl under and if we can get into the bushes we'll be all right.

Keep the plank out and I can get hold of it, and hang on, maybe, till you get back with help.

Then he pushed the plank out till it rested on a hillock of rushes, while the other end remained on the meadow.

A heavy shot struck the brig's bottom, and raked it for several feet, ripping the plank out as it went.

But I want it clearly understood that my materialist philosophy does not permit me to strike this plank out of the platform.

He parried a swift blow, giving one in return that caught Swan on the elbow and knocked the plank out of his hand.

After these were gone, they took a plank out of the side of the vessel and sliced it, which was their board for a whole fortnight.

WORD ORIGIN

1805, "to pluck a stringed instrument;" 1808 in sense of "drop down abruptly;" 1888 as "to hit, wound, shoot." Probably of imitative origin in all cases. Related: Plunked; plunking.

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