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  • adjective Having the form of a platter (flat and round)

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Examples

  • Huge, platterlike white flowers shining in the night to soften their plaintive howling.

    Albloggerque

  • It was beneath that roof that Switters and Smithe took refuge, at first from the sun and, no more than five minutes later, from the rain; for scarcely had Smithe commenced to expound upon the Nacanaca, the Kandakandero chap, and the request to borrow Maestra's parrot, than a few guppy-sized waterdrops began to dash themselves against the dusty earth or splat with a timid thump against the platterlike leaves of thick green plants.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • It was beneath that roof that Switters and Smithe took refuge, at first from the sun and, no more than five minutes later, from the rain; for scarcely had Smithe commenced to expound upon the Nacanaca, the Kandakandero chap, and the request to borrow Maestra's parrot, than a few guppy-sized waterdrops began to dash themselves against the dusty earth or splat with a timid thump against the platterlike leaves of thick green plants.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • But what's good is great: for example, a platterlike feather number from 18th-century London.

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  • But what's good is great: for example, a platterlike feather number from 18th-century London.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But what's good is great: for example, a platterlike feather number from 18th-century London.

    NYT > Home Page

  • a man have a lean face, the Marquis Otto's cut makes it broad; if it be platterlike, the long, slender beard makes it seem narrow; "if he be weasel-beaked, then much hair left on the cheeks will make the owner look big like a bowdled hen, and so grim as a goose."

    For Whom Shakespeare Wrote

  • a man have a lean face, the Marquis Otto's cut makes it broad; if it be platterlike, the long, slender beard makes it seem narrow; "if he be weasel-beaked, then much hair left on the cheeks will make the owner look big like a bowdled hen, and so grim as a goose."

    Complete Essays

  • a man have a lean face, the Marquis Otto's cut makes it broad; if it be platterlike, the long, slender beard makes it seem narrow; "if he be weasel-beaked, then much hair left on the cheeks will make the owner look big like a bowdled hen, and so grim as a goose."

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

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