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Thursday, March 27, 2014

plash

\plash\ , noun;
1.
a gentle splash.
2.
a pool or puddle.
verb:
1.
to splash gently.
Quotes:
They live, Mr. Mannering, by the shore-side, at Annan, and a mair decent, orderly couple, with six as fine bairns as ye would wish to see plash in a saltwater dub…
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering or The Astrologer, 1815
The plash of the fountain fell on his ears and charmed them.
-- Brander Matthews, Studies in Local Color, 1898
Origin:
Plash has been around in English since before 1000. Though the origins are unknown, it might be linked to the Middle Dutch plas meaning "pool."
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