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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Plait, Plate, n. [ME. and e.m.E. playt(e (15th c.), e.m.E. pleyte (1523), pleite, pleighte (1541), etc., ONF. *pleit, later OF. ploit (14th c. in Godef.), fold, manner of folding: cf. Plite and Plet.] a. A pleat in a garment. b. Pleating, pleats collectively. —a. 1503 Treas. Acc. II. 203.
For ane elne lynnyne to the platis uptaking of the crammesy cote
1511 Ib. IV. 208.
For blak gray to the platis of the said goune
1511–12 Ib. 211, 1512 Ib. 219, 1538 Ib. VI. 416. 15.. Christis Kirk 15 (B).
Thair kirtillis wer of lynkome licht, Weill prest with mony plaitis [: gaitis (= goats)]
1563–4 Prot. Bk. Thomas Johnsoun 138.
Ane doublat of bombase with platis
b. 1539 Treas. Acc. VII. 155.
For making [a velvet jerkin] and furnesing of the samin witht plait

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