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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grooved box of appropriate size, for holding photographic plates or finished negatives.
  • noun A box especially designed to exclude light when closed, for the safe-keeping of photographic dry plates when removed from the manufacturer's package; a safety-box.
  • noun In founding, a thin flask or box used in molding plates or very f bin, flat pieces. Also called plate-flask.

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