from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Type cast in a number of stereotype plates for insertion in different newspapers, costing them much less than would have to be paid for setting.
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The story affords about as much food for thought as one of Talmage's plate-matter sermons -- is fully as "fillin '" as drinking the froth out of a pop-bottle, and equally as exhilarating.
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