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plat

A plan or survey map of a parcel of land.Developers file subdivision plats showing block and lot numbers, the dimensions and locations of individual lots, and the dimensions and locations of dedicated streets. Legal descriptions for properties within the subdivision are then made by reference to the recorded plat,such as “Lot 2,Block 3 of Harper Downs II as recorded in Plat Book 213,Page 82, of the Judge of Probate of Jefferson County,Alabama.”

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In fact, these projectiles knocked his best metal plate to shivers.
The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "
They do not make the whole three-sided pyramidal base of any one cell at the same time, but only the one rhombic plate which stands on the extreme growing margin, or the two plates, as the case may be; and they never complete the upper edges of the rhombic plates, until the hexagonal walls are commenced.
THE ham broke off the plate with a jerk, and rolled under the table.
In the abridged London edition of, there are plates of an alleged whale and a narwhale.
I'll tell you what it is, worship," said Robin, "we three rascally servants will compound our back wages for those plates.
I searched all over the outside for an aperture, a panel, or a manhole, to use a technical expression; but the lines of the iron rivets, solidly driven into the joints of the iron plates, were clear and uniform.
Soon one of the plates, furnished with a complete slice of mutton and two potatoes, was handed up to the presiding gentleman, who quietly replaced the slice on the joint, and the potatoes in the dish.
madame, that would indeed be an excellent resource for those who, unlike your ladyship, might not be in a position to keep their plate.
All HE'S got to do is to write on the plate and throw it out.
The plate fell from the hands of Athos whilst Raoul was endeavoring to make out the meaning of these dismal words.
Presently he pushed aside his plate as if he must give up the effort to force himself to eat, and turned a fixed gaze out of the window.