from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A metal plate having semi-cylindrical grooves upon its upper surface, presenting a series of upwardly projecting edges.


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  • To this day pills are made behind its tall prescription desk -- pills rolled out on its own pill-tile, divided with a spatula, rolled with the finger and thumb, dusted with calcined magnesia and delivered in little round pasteboard pill-boxes.

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