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  • n  the quantity contained in a plate

  • Alex spots a plateful of fruit and announces his choice: "Grape.
  • That's quite a plateful for a country two-thirds the size of Connecticut and with a population of 4 million, many of whom are seeking to emigrate to more stable environments.
  • I think it is about an Administration and a Congress that are going to have their hands full with a plateful of ONGOING problems at home and abroad that is practically unprecedented.
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  • Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]
    Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver …
    July 11, 2013 - WebProNews
  • Want Sliders delivered? White Castle tries it out
    Got a hankering for a plateful of Sliders but no desire to hop in the car? Some Columbus-area customers can phone in an order for the diminutive, onion-steamed hamburgers and other White Castle favorites, and have them delivered to their door.
    July 9, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch

  • Kyle Busch in USA Today
    He's got a plateful this year,Busch said. "We took him out of the full (Camping World East) schedule because we wanted him to work around and get some different races under his belt. We're trying to get him seat time now. I believe in him...
  • Tiger Wood in Arizona Republic
    I've got a plateful to work on,Woods said, with a straight face mind you, after winning the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana on Sunday in record fashion. "You can always get better. You can always keep improving. Golf is fluid;...
  • Sammy Wilson in BBC News
    The chair of the education committee, DUP MP Sammy Wilson, said the minister's statement contained "a plateful of platitudes, but only a spoonful of substance".

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