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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUMBING

"There seems to be a leak in the plumbing somewhere on this floor," the man went on.

You may look over the plumbing in the bathroom whenever you are ready.

Constructions involved in the house, other than the plumbing fixtures.

Leadership has improved its table manners, its plumbing, and its God.

And you know that it needs everything from plumbing to linen.

He mends the plumbing, tunes the piano, types—off stage—and plays the saxophone.

"The plumbing could be fixed and the painting also," Flugel retorted.

Wrought Iron is used in the so-called Durham system of plumbing.

The plumbing arrangements, however, were of the most primitive.

Their eyes were used to plumbing depths, and they had seen it.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "the weighting of a fishing line," verbal noun from plumb (v.). Specific meaning "water and drainage pipes" is recorded by 1875, American English.

Alternative plumbery also is mid-15c. Slang meaning "a person's reproductive organs" attested by 1975.

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