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plank
 n.  board; lumber
Classic Sentence: (84 in 6 pages)
1  The villain swam safely to the shore, while Pangloss and Candide were borne thither upon a plank.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In V
2  Beneath the cudgel, beneath the chain, in the cell, in hardship, beneath the burning sun of the galleys, upon the plank bed of the convict, he withdrew into his own consciousness and meditated.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
3  It was easy to tear off a plank; but then, one found one's self face to face with a wall.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
4  Shortly after Fauchelevent had finished nailing on the upper plank, Jean Valjean had felt himself carried out, then driven off.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—BETWEEN FOUR PLANKS
5  He heard something like the gentle patter of several drops of rain on the plank which covered him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—BETWEEN FOUR PLANKS
6  You will drink water, you will eat black bread, you will sleep on a plank with a fetter whose cold touch you will feel on your flesh all night long, riveted to your limbs.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
7  And plunging into the darkness with the assurance of a person who is well acquainted with his apartments, he took a plank and stopped up the aperture.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
8  Almost immediately, the plank which closed the hole was drawn aside, and gave passage to a child who descended the elephant's leg, and fell briskly near the man.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
9  To embark in death is sometimes the means of escaping a shipwreck; and the lid of the coffin becomes a plank of safety.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
10  She cast a glance at the door; the baron had had a plank nailed over the grating.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 58 ESCAPE
11  The front seat was only a narrow plank across the sides of the wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  I daresay he made people walk the plank if there was any money to be made that way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
13  They stepped uncomfortably from the safety of the plank platform and, balancing on their toes, taking cautious strides, ventured along the road.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  Don't stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
15  Upon each side of the Pequod's quarter deck, and pretty close to the mizzen shrouds, there was an auger hole, bored about half an inch or so, into the plank.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
Example Sentence:
1  By and by she comes along, and she drifted in so close that they could a run out a plank and walked ashore.
2  The right was a plank, rather wide and long, and with a kind of bolster made of wood.
3  Clamp one end of the plank to the edge of the table.
4  She sawed the plank in half.
5  The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.