Thursday, December 3, 2015

unplumbed & asunder


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

Drawn up there, sucking at his cigar, with his arms encircling his knees, he looked like the image of Buddha, and from this elevation began a discourse, addressed to nobody, for nobody had called for it, upon the unplumbed depths of ocean.

Rachel was an unlicked girl, no doubt prolific of confidences, the very first of which would be: "You see, I don't get on with my father." 


1. not measured with a plumb line to determine depth;
2. not thoroughly understood or investigated;

1. not licked, e.g. so as to be moistened, cleaned, or dried;
2. not completely or properly formed or shaped;

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