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pluhn jer

  • n  someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
  • n  someone who dives (into water)
  • n  hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
  • n  mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion

  • Subsequent huge profits in shipping, agriculture, oil, mining, hotels and cement won him great repute as a daring plunger.
  • With the plunger he drives a ball down crooked alleyways of pins until it scores by dropping into one of many holes in the board.
  • When Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was sodomized by a police officer with the handle of a toilet plunger in 1997, Giuliani expressed shock at the brutality and called for a task .
News & Articles

  • BP notes record-high growth in U.S. oil production
    Increasing use of unconventional technology means U.S.  - More -  White Paper: Automating multiple wellhead operations This paper covers how a single Totalflow RTU, using pre-engineered software, can automate and control intermit and plunger lift systems. Shared equipment can include the separator, oil storage tanks, gas piping, water pits, flow and level transmitters, and alarming. In ...
    June 13, 2013 - American Petroleum Institute
  • Police: Rock Hill man hit wife with plunger, shower rod
    Police in Rock Hill are searching for a man they said choked his wife and then hit her with a bathroom plunger and metal shower rod, according to news partners the Herald in Rock Hill . Rock Hill police issued search warrants for the 30-year-old man. Officers said they spoke with the wife at a hospital Monday afternoon, according to a police report. The woman, 28, told police her common law ...
    June 11, 2013 - WSOC-TV Charlotte
  • Ford plant demolition officially underway
    As far as demolition countdowns go, this one was not visually overwhelming. No plunger, no dynamite or explosions... just a piece of heavy equipment dropping a claw into a structure and officially signaling the start of demolition on the old Ford plant in St. Paul Monday morning.
    June 11, 2013 - KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • Mackenzie Phillips in CDInsight
    He put the needle in my arm and pushed the plunger,Mackenzie said.
  • Joe Bastardi in BusinessWeek
    A hurricane is like a giant plunger and the waves radiate out,said Joe Bastardi, chief hurricane forecaster at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. "Some big swells are coming out and pushing oil to the coast and there isn't...
  • Dave Hunter in Buffalo News
    I looked around and said, Geez, they must have a plunger somewhere.' But they didn't,Hunter said. "There was water everywhere. The guys were hanging around outside the bathroom. Who started coming down the hall? Mrs. Ford. I don't think...

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