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  • n  (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
  • n  a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  • n  a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  • n  dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  • n  the quantity contained in a plate
  • n  a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
  • n  the thin under portion of the forequarter
  • n  a main course served on a plate
    a vegetable plate
    the blue plate special
  • n  any flat platelike body structure or part
  • n  the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  • n  a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
  • n  structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  • n  a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  • n  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • n  a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  • v  coat with a layer of metal
    plate spoons with silver

  • Last week tin plate production boomed up to 100% of capacityhighest level in its 40 years of history.
  • Americans trash an estimated trillion disposable plates and utensils every year; a single-use plate's useful life averages only about five minutes.
  • According to Power Plate's manufacturers, if you stand on the machine's vibrating plates for 10 minutes a day three times a week, you will lose weight, increase bone density and .
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  • Kevin Harvick in Insider Racing News
    This has been a great place for us,Harvick said after the race. "Daytona has been one of those magical places for us ever since we started coming here." "Kevin's just becoming one of these guys, when it's restrictor-plate racing,...
  • Barack Obama in
    In Colorado, Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, said: "Democrats, Republicans, step up to the plate, get it done."
  • Jeff Burton in Lewiston Sun Journal
    If you come home with a top five at a restrictor-plate race, you ought to skip all the way home,Burton said.

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