A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.
(British, slang) A stupid person, idiot.
That which supports or upholds.
- His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.
* See also
* plank spanker
To cover something with planking.
- to plank a floor or a ship
To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber.
* 1998 , Richard Gerstell, American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin (page 147)
- Planked with pine.
(colloquial) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash.
- Along the lower river, planked shad dinners (baked and broiled) were highly popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
* 2011' May 23, ''
- to plank money in a wager
Party finishes up in plonking after attempt at '''planking in Kingsford]'', in ''[[w:Herald Sun, Herald Sun] ,
* 2011 May 24,
- The woman, known as Claudia, fell from a 2m wall after earlier demonstrating the wrong way to plank' on a small stool while holding a bottle of wine. A friend said some guests had not heard of ' planking and Claudia was demonstrating how ridiculous it was.
Tourists snapped planking at iconic landmarks around the world]'', in [[w:The Australian, The Australian],
- Perth man Simon Carville became an internet sensation after he was photographed planking naked in the arms of famous Perth statue the Eliza.
A parallel form of (sheave
), from a (etyl
) base which probably existed in (etyl
) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl
) Scheibe, late (etyl
A slice, especially of bread.
* 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
(obsolete) A sheave.
A beam or plank of split wood.
A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.
(obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
Variant of shiv.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
- So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.
* 2010 , ,
A Life of Learning
- There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
* sit shive