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foundation-plate

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bed-plate for a steam-engine or heavy machine, usually of cast-iron.
  • n. An anvil or base-plate upon which ornaments are arranged in a stamping- or embossing-press.
  • n. A plate used in a foundation which is built up of plates and angles, as the engine foundations in a ship.

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