from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as buccal shield.
  • n. In starfishes, one of the plates which border the mouth.
  • n. In mining, a cast-iron switch-plate; a plate with a raised ridge to direct car-wheels from the plate to the rails.


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  • The nature of his dual head modes means that as a robot head, he's got the yellowest cheeks you'll ever see, and as a dinosaur head, there's a disturbing purple mouth-plate on top of his noggin, but overlooking these is easy enough in light of everything.

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