pallet


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pallet

a portable platform or container used for transporting raw materials, work in progress and finished goods.
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And behold, they flung the pallet directly upon Gringoire, beside whom they had arrived, without espying him.
He rose to his feet, flung aside the straw pallet upon the street urchins, and fled.
Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.
The light got fainter as they stood, and when at last they sat down on the straw pallet together, their faces had become indistinct.
Dinah raised her gently from her knees and seated her on the pallet again, sitting down by her side.
By and by I heard the king and the duke come up; so I rolled off my pallet and laid with my chin at the top of my ladder, and waited to see if anything was going to happen.
It was a stone-flagged room upon the second floor, with a bed in a recess for him, and two smaller pallets on the other side, on which Aylward and Hordle John were already snoring.
He got his food at the back door, carried it in both hands carefully to his outhouse, and, sitting alone on his pallet, would make the sign of the cross before he began.
They comforted themselves, however, by smoking a tranquil pipe; and then calling in the watch, and turning loose the horses, stretched themselves on their pallets, agreed that whoever should first awake, should rouse the rest, and in a little while were all as sound asleep as though in the midst of a fortress.
The interiors of their caverns were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.
And while materials handling equipment, software and applications have recently made technology advances, the pallet itself hasn't undergone much transformation over the last few years.
pallet with four-way entry, sometimes called a grocery pallet.