ply

Part of speech: verb

To work at or use with diligence.

Part of speech: verb

To go back and forth.

Part of speech: verb

To be busy.

Part of speech: verb

To proceed in haste.

Part of speech: noun

A web, layer, or thickness.

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Usage examples "ply":

  1. Hollister marked all these things without ceasing to ply his paddle. - "The Hidden Places", Bertrand W. Sinclair.
  2. As soon as he had rested sufficiently, he would ply the cow- hide again, thus he would continue until the whole back of the poor victim was lacerated into one uniform coat of blood. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. He had for some time ceased to ply his needle. - "The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy", W.H.G. Kingston.