from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A shell-plate for a boiler located anywhere except in heads or domes.
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It rushed on, it smote the Wanderer with a deadly wound where the golden body-plate of his harness joined the taslets, and pierced him through.
In your face! he hollers as two knights wearing full body-plate armour weighing 35kg 77lb lay into each other with double-handed swords.