Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bookbinding, a compound applied to the trimmed edges of the leaves of books before the application of gold-leaf. It is usually made of bole, bloodstone, and galena.

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Examples

  • Then I was handed a card with the word "assiette" written on it along with a picture of a plate.

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  • Then there was what he called "l'assiette," which meant the way to sit down in a dignified manner, to let one's self fall into a seat wearily, or the "assiette," which meant "I am listening, Monsieur; say what you wish."

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  • It is in itself a wonderful little place from its "assiette," as the French say; and wherever you go you find wild natural beauty, while the brisk mountain air is delightful to breathe, and the transparent atmosphere lends an extra glow to every feature of the scene.

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  • While almost every bistro menu offers meat both raw and cooked, they also offer an assiette de legumes-- a plate of fresh, seasonal produce prepared nature.

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  • After a successful career as a prime time television writer, in 2009 Sybil Sage transformed what had been a hobby, pique assiette, the French style of mosaic done with broken plates, into a business.

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  • ABOUT THE ARTIST: After a successful career as a prime time television writer, in 2009 Sybil Sage transformed what had been a hobby, pique assiette, ...

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  • We can see young Alan and his award-winning team doing their thing in the kitchen, creating our "assiette of desserts" (the salty ice-cream is interesting, though I'm not sure I love it – it's as if they put sea water in the machine by mistake).

    Restaurant: The Mulberry Tree, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

  • You can't go wrong with the assiette du fromage (a sumptuous array of brie, chevre, cheddar, fruit and cheese doodles) available daily.

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  • Dans une assiette, taillez les tranches de saumon en lanières d'1cm de large.

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  • Once upon a time a small plate was placed over the drink "for cover" and, as the empty assiette* looked a little sad, an olive was added to brighten things up.

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