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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Plate, Plait, n.2 Also: plaite, plaitt, plaett, pleat. [e.m.E. plate map (once, a 1517); var. of Plat n.3, appar. f. the association between Plat n.2 and Plate n.1] = Plat n.3 in various senses.To draw in plait, to make a plan or map of (Plat n.3 1).(1) 1531 St. P. Henry VIII IV. i. 594.
Quhatever his commissionaris has drawin in plait and schawin to hym it can nocht preif the saidis landis of Canaby to be debatable
1674 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 172.
Necessaries for the use of shipping … quadracks … astrolobes, sea pleats, sea draughts, cairts, atlases
(2) c1610 Melville Mem. 354.
They intendit to tak his lyf also efter that they had layed ther platis how till mak him odious to the people
1615 Highland P. III. 224.
I was nevir airt nor pairt of the taking or keiping of Dunoveg aganes his majeste nor of no vther plaitt
(3) 1602 Melvill 548 (see Plat n.3 4 c). 1618 Sutherland Bk. II. 137.
Your keirkis was in handlinge at the plaett
1627 Rep. Parishes i.
The kirk of Prestone is vnyted to the kirk off Bonckell … be the plate ordeaned to be haldin for the provisione off kirkis vnprovydit
1628 Cramond Ch. Ordiquhill 5.
Content to resign … all & quhat sumevir is provided to the said kirk by the plate

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