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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Plumper (A).
Every elector represented in Parliament by two members has the power of voting for both candidates at an election. To give a plumper is to vote for only one of the candidates, and not to use the second vote. If he votes for two candidates of opposite politics, his vote is termed a split vote.   1



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