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plunge

[plənj]
(engineering)
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.
(astronomy)
(geology)
The inclination of a geologic structure, especially a fold axis, measured by its departure from the horizontal. Also known as pitch; rake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Plungė

 

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Asked if the plunge was due to lack of investor confidence in the country, Robredo said there are a lot of factors and speculations on what caused the plunge but it is the administration that is in the best position to give a proper explanation.
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Plungers are encouraged to create a plunge team of four or more people, consisting of co-workers and classmates and from civic groups or places of worship.
Today 1 year ago WHEN Andy Kelley heard a whisper Redcar's steelworks might reopen again, he took the plunge and began setting up a Dormanstown cafe called The Worx -down the road from the steel plant.
Total retail sales volumes plunged by a worse-than-expected 2.3% on the month, the lowest level in nearly two-and-a-half years, although this was distorted by a record plunge in petrol and diesel sales following the threat of a fuel tanker strike the previous month.
Alas, the boutiques on the Rue d'Antibes still required visiting - probably after Eva, 37, realised she'd got these plastic shorts, left, while everybody was rocking the plunge look.
* Plunge slowly and remember that when it comes to dislodging a clog, the pull-back motion is often just as important as the pushdown motion.
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