And more so because I plied the same trade as Llewyn Davis for a while.
They plied him with wine and cigars, and rallied him on his pure demure face.
And stronger wings than these are plied in the cherry tree's service.
We went back to the south field and plied our seven rakes vigorously for an hour and a half.
Here were the ships which plied the trackless wastes of the Eastern Sea.
Then they gave him a shovel, and his two companions saw that he used it while they plied the grub-hoe.
He plied his companions with questions, sparring for more time.
Poor Fowlers ears were still red from the questions which Eileen had plied him with.
The more information they gave, the more His Lordship plied them with questions.
The localities in which the trade of wit was plied were, then, the clubs, and the drawing-rooms of fashionable beauties.
"work with, use," late 14c., shortened form of applien "join to, apply" (see apply). The core of this is Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist," from PIE root *plek- "to plait, twist" (cf. Greek plekein "to plait, twine," plektos "twisted;" Latin plectere (past participle plexus) "to plait, braid, intertwine;" Old Church Slavonic plesti "to braid, plait, twist;" Gothic flahta "braid;" Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen").
Sense of "travel regularly" is first 1803, perhaps from earlier sense "steer a course" (1550s). Related: Plied; plies; plying.
"to bend," late 14c., plien, from Old French plier, earlier pleier "to fold, bend," from Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist" (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plied; plies; plying.