from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To coat with nickel; deposit nickel on the surface of, by means of electroplating or otherwise.


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  • If it is intended to nickel-plate such work, and if it is desirable to obtain brightly polished nickel surfaces, the work must be perfectly polished to begin with.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • "There! that's my bicycle!" announced Miss Blake, displaying the beautiful machine with the pride of a possessor, when the last stay had been unscrewed, and the slender wheel stood revealed in all the glory of its spotless nickel-plate and rubber tires.

    The Governess

  • The warehouses and wholesale houses, the wholesale liquor house with a live eagle magnificently caged in one window, the big stove establishment, with its window full of ranges in shining steel and nickel-plate; these had been her world for so long!

    Saturday's Child

  • Often Martie and Teddy had their supper at Childs ', in the clean warm brightness of marble and nickel-plate.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • Beyond was a bathroom, all enamel, marble, glass, and nickel-plate, with heavy monogrammed towels on the rack, three new little wash-cloths sealed in glazed paper, three new tooth-brushes in paper cases, and a cake of famous English soap just out of its wrapper.

    Mother : A Story

  • It is all white tiling and shining nickel-plate, as easy to keep clean as a china dish, and just a delight to work in.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware

  • (Bought them second-hand from Doctor Brice in the village, who is putting in, for the gratification of his own patients, white enamel and nickel-plate.)

    Dear Enemy

  • He had almost determined to leave the trail and make a bee-line across country, and so to outrun the foeman to his right, when, twice or thrice, he caught the gleam of steel or silver or nickel-plate beyond the low ground in the very direction in which he had thought to flee.

    Starlight Ranch and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier

  • Prize Possessions is an industry leader in custom awards and recognition items and features more than 800 trophies available in crystal, pewter, nickel-plate and wood.


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