from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plate, usually of bronze and circular, thought to have formed the umbo of a circular shield the other parts of which have decayed.
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The rifles were beauties; high-caliber, water - cooled things, each with a heavy dureum shield-plate and a single-ply screen.
Many a shield-plate sprang in sunder, and the precious stones were scattered among the blood.
Ludger's shield-plate flew off through the strength of Siegfried's hand.
If it is noticed that the shield-plate shaft has any tendency to oscillate in unison with the rock-shaft which carries the pawls, it is a sure indication that the shield-plates are not as free as they should be, and should be attended to.
If less steam is wanted the shield-plate rises and allows the lower pawl to close the valve on the down stroke.
They are free fits on the pins which pass through the heads, and no friction is likely to occur which will interfere with the regulation, but too close work on the shield-plate bushings, or a slight warping of the steam chest, will often produce friction which will seriously impair the regulation.
The horizontal rod at the back of the valve-gear may be loosened and the amount of end play of each individual shield-plate noticed and compared with the bushings on the horizontal rod at the back which binds the shield-plates together.