present tense third-person singular of plumb
as in spans
to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line plumbed the bay to make sure it was deep enough for the ship

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“Plumbs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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