from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The bed supporting the carriage of a printing-press.
  • noun The bed of knives immediately beneath the cylinder of a pulping-engine.
  • noun In ordnance, a plate used in building up grape and canister into a cylinder ready for loading into a gun.


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  • The process unavoidably starts with "assumption" as the bottom-plate for all concepts controlling the structure.


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