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Plum

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A plum bed (Devonshire). A soft bed, in which the down lies light.

The dough plums well (Devonshire). Rises well, and will not be heavy.

The cake is nice and plum (Devonshire). Light. (Plump, swelled out.)

He is worth a plum. The Spanish pluma means both plumage and wealth. Hence tiene pluma (he has feathered his nest). We arbitrarily place this deside-ratum at £100,000, and the man who has realised only £50,000 has got only half a plum. “Either a plum or a plumstone”—i.e. “Aut Cæsar aut nullus.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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