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  • noun Plural form of plack.


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  • Inflamed or irritated spots on the walls of arteries collect cholesterol placks.

    Why yes, I do wear an underwire.

  • Edinburgh, along with a quantity of placks or bodles of

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • Treasurer's Accounts, at this time; but it occurs in a proclamation, dated 5th March 1574, respecting the false and adulterated coins (placks and hard-heads) which were ordered to be brought to the

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • The polished green walls were almost hidden with brightly colored Dutch placks, and shelves covered with little useless ornaments.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • Woman's Buildin ', every one on 'em light and triflin' things, such as gauzes, and artificial flowers, and cossets, and high-heel shoes, and placks, and tattin ', and etc.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • "Now his golf balls are displayed on placks along the walls of his basement."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 3

  • We had had avenues of trees, knotted here and there into groves; we had passed pretty farmhouses with bright milk-cans and pans hanging on the red walls, like placks in a drawing-room; we had seen gardens flooded with roses, and long stretches of water carpeted with lilies white and yellow; then we had come to pine forests and heather, and always we had had the good klinker which, though not as velvety for motoring as asphalt, is free from dust even in dry weather.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • I will come with guineas in my pocket where there are now only pennies and placks; and you know, Mary, the Scotch saying, 'A heavy purse makes a light heart. '"

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII


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