Ground plate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground plate (Arch) One of the chief pieces of framing of a building; a timber laid horizontally on or near the ground to support the uprights; a ground sill or groundsel.
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Usage

In literature:

The names of the plants are painted on square plates of tin, stuck in the ground on the side of each plant.
"A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792" by Richard Twiss
At last the solid coral ground of the island comes into sight (Plate XXXVII.).
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Remembering this, Brother Copas stood his ground and waited, with the spare plate ready for the invalid's portion.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The ball struck the ground near the home plate and rolled lazily down toward third.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Nearer Garth, at a little distance from the others, Xavier sat on the ground, busy with his cup and plate.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Duomart spun the ground-view plate back to the scout.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
Lashed on it steel plates, ground to sharp cutting edges.
"Under Arctic Ice" by H.G. Winter
The hull-plates were off again, lying in heaps on the ground in a mammoth circle.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
He barreled into the intersection; his step-plate ground the concrete as he made a screaming left turn.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
ETCHING-GROUND, with which to protect the plate against the action of the acid.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
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In news:

Typical grounding electrode designs include rod and pipe electrodes , grounding plates, chemically charged electrodes , and concrete-encased electrodes .
Battle Ground man's head plate may have deflected bullet.
Bay grounded into a double play and struck out during the four plate appearances Friday night against the Tampa Yankees.
The first course had just been served in the Costa Concordia's dining room when the wine glasses, forks and plates of cuttlefish and mushrooms smashed to the ground.
A brief history of kilns reveals they range all the way from a fire pit dug in the ground to big industrial-sized kilns for firing rows and stacks of plates, cups, whatever.
For the moment, we were in blissful middle ground: plowing through plates of fish, lamb, pork and kung pao chicken, serenaded by cicadas.
HANOI, Vietnam — Nguyen Huong Giang loves to party but loathes hangovers, so she ends her whiskey benders by tossing back shots of rhino horn ground with water on a special ceramic plate.
Holding her knife in her left fist like a ski pole and her fork like a video game controller, she ground the two utensils together until her plate became a mess of shredded, torn pancake bits.
The latest issue of Plate takes you to Africa, where the indigenous ingredients range from the exotic (rooibos and ostrich) to those anticipated (ground meats and jewel-toned spice blends).
VERITAS LAPPING PLATE is designed to condition or smooth previously ground surfaces such as plane soles, blades and chisels, and is used with light mineral or honing oil and silicon carbide abrasive grit.
Amana's Super Fine Dado set contains massive steel tool-steel plates and precision ground D-10 carbide teeth for smooth cutting.
In some cases, the plate can break and the tire can fall to the ground, Toyota said Wednesday in a statement.
Nguyen Huong Giang loves to party but loathes hangovers, so she ends her whiskey benders by tossing back shots of rhino horn ground with water on a special ceramic plate.
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In science:

The bulge luminosities were primarily from McLure & Dunlop (2001) and include measurements from ground-based photographic plates and CCD imaging, as well as saturated and unsaturated HST imaging, all in various passbands.
The Black Hole Mass-Bulge Luminosity Relationship for Active Galactic Nuclei from Reverberation Mapping and Hubble Space Telescope Imaging
Actually, we would like to impose for instance u(δ) = u(d − δ) = 0 (grounded plates), but these conditions produce in general only the trivial solution u ≡ 0.
The Fractal Structure of Matter and the Casimir Effect
This includes photographic plate archives, an immense and growing number of images taken by amateur astronomers, as well as data from individual professional astronomers and ground-based observatories whose meta-data are non-existent, lost, or simply wrong.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
At the upstream end of the chamber, the donut and feed-through are made of aluminum to provide an electrical ground connection between the end plate and the aluminum on the inside of the straw tube.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
Operating this prototype revealed the necessity for generous solid ground connection between the end-plate that connects to the aluminum surfaces of the straws and the pre-amplifier to minimize electronic noise.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
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