We all jumped from our seats and stood rigid as plank boards.
In June, the Indiana GOP dropped a plank from its platform calling for a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Intriguingly, when he's mentioned this plank in the last few debates, he mentions Latin America in particular.
The Democrats' main job this election season, in a nutshell, is to keep Romney out on the plank he walked during the primaries.
Eventually, the plank was pushed through, albeit ham-handedly, to boos from a loud minority.
The road has since been allowed to run down, and the plank have been removed.
This is recommended by Mr. Lincoln, and it is a plank in the Baltimore platform.
And these roads are crossed by two—the Orange turnpike and Orange plank road—running nearly east and west.
Across it a plank had been placed for the convenience of fishermen and others.
If one bad leak will cause a shipwreck, how is the craft to mount the waves with every plank riven asunder?
late 13c. (c.1200 as a surname), from Old North French planke, variant of Old French planche "plank, slab, little wooden bridge" (12c.), from Late Latin planca "broad slab, board," probably from Latin plancus "flat, flat-footed," from PIE *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta). Technically, timber sawed to measure 2 to 6 inches thick, 9 inches or more wide, and 8 feet or more long. Political sense of "item of a party platform" is U.S. coinage from 1848. To walk the plank, supposedly a pirate punishment, is first attested 1789 and most early references are to slave-traders disposing of excess human cargo in crossing the ocean.
To do the sex act with or to; screw: had witless good fun with his children while his wife was out getting planked
[1970s+; origin unknown]
[1839+; fr the hard striking of the plank of a table]