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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Sole plate, -plait(e, -pleat, Soll plait, Sale plate, n. [Sole n.1 and Plate n.1] A flat plate such as is placed under a soup tureen or gravy-boat. Also in the later and mod. dial. — 1643 Edinb. Test. LX 280b.
Ane sole plaite thrie trincheouris and ane saser
1683 Inv. in Donibristle Mun. (Earl of Moray's MSS) 7 (9-10 May).
Tuo peuther sole plates
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII 363.
Thrie masarins of peuther … Ane old peuther basin. 3 soll plaits
1687 Montgomery Mem. 341.
Ten pewter plaits, … and a sole plait
1691 Brechin Test. VIII 41.
Three pair of candlesticks ane sale plate of peuder
1696 Atholl Mun..
Nyne sole pleats seven masevin and ashets

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