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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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"I'll tell you what it is, worship," said Robin, "we three rascally servants will compound our back wages for those plates. And we will keep the herd of cattle free for our own use--and the King's.
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.
At the last experiment the cylindro-conical projectiles of Barbicane stuck like so many pins in the Nicholl plates. On that day the Philadelphia iron-forger then believed himself victorious, and could not evince contempt enough for his rival; but when the other afterward substituted for conical shot simple
"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.
"Well, then, what's the sense in wasting the plates?"
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.
You have seen people eating cherry-tart, and every now and then cautiously conveying a cherry-stone from their lips to their plates? Well, something like that went on all through this ghastly--or shall we say 'ghostly'?
"I wish we could have afforded some of the plate, Rawdon," the wife continued sentimentally.
I heard all this, much to my satisfaction, for I found plainly that the tankard was not missed, and yet they concluded it was fetched away; so I drank my ale, called to pay, and as I went away I said, 'Take care of your plate, child,' meaning a silver pint mug, which he brought me drink in.
plate. See sketch from my pencil; [Figure 7] it is in the main correct, though I think I have foreshortened one end of it a little too much, perhaps.