- a string with a metal weight at one end that, when suspended, points directly towards
the earth's centre of gravity and so is used to determine verticality, the depth of
- another name for plumb rule
Example Sentences Including 'plumb line'
) Tip: If you don't have a swanky four-foot level, tie a heavy nut to the end of a string to establish a plumb line.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
From the rim where they stood, cliffs of the usual dark grey stone fell straight as a plumb line down to the
A Time of War
Pannenberg's famous phrase," revelation as history", becomes the decisive plumb line.
Irish Times (2002)
Then the gorge opens up to reveal the "crux" of the day - a vertical 80yd face with the wire running straight as a plumb line down the rock.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been build true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
Fire in the Lotus - the dynamic Buddhism of Nichiren
l Make a plumb line from floor to ceiling at each side using a straight length of timber and spirit level.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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