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To set the horizontal cross hair of a theodolite in the direction of a grade when establishing a grade between two points of known level.
The inclination of a geologic structure, especially a fold axis, measured by its departure from the horizontal. Also known as pitch; rake.



a city and administrative center of Plungė Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Located on the Babrungas River of the Neman River basin. Railroad station on the Klaipeda-Ŝ iauliai line. Population, 16,000 (1974). Plungė has factories that produce linen fabrics and artificial leather. It also has a butter factory and plants that manufacture structural elements and silos. There is a building technicum in Plunge.

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Elaine, a glider pilot who has plucked up the courage to bungee jump in the past, took the plunge from 9,000ft.
Finally, facing foreclosure by his bank, the landlord took the plunge and tried to evict Bruce as a nuisance in Brooklyn Housing Court.
But when NCL dropped the concept, Anita took the plunge and chartered her own ship--a full ship charter with Holland America--the first time that this had ever been done in the industry.
She took the plunge with help of the Legion's extreme human flight team, Jump4Heroes at Netheravon, the home of the Army Parachute Association.
The BBC sports presenter took the plunge to pose in the brand's Sculpture range, designed to flatten lumps and bumps.
My personal Giants sponsor up at the Bleeding Art tattoo and piercing studio, Liz Burns and Phil Kerford, also took the plunge last week in Paris, so a big congratulations to them, too.
COLLEAGUES at Stockton accountants Baines Jewitt took the plunge for charity with a breathtaking zip wire ride from the Transporter Bridge.
The model, musician and TV host, 30, took the plunge for her monthly CNN International film show, The Screening Room.
DAREDEVIL fund-raisers took the plunge at St James's Park yesterday.
The news is better for those who opted for a traditional 30-year fixed rate loan, especially if they took the plunge this spring.
This man took the plunge in a lake near Valdai-Iverskiy Monastery in Valdai,Novgorod region, some 400 miles north east of Moscow.
The 65-year- old, of Deedmore Road, Wood End, Coventry, took the plunge after she lost her husband to a stroke.