• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Plaited Folded; doubled over; braided; figuratively, involved; intricate; artful. "Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plaited Folded; made in or with, or marked by, folds or flattened flutings; pleated: as, a shirt with a plaited bosom.
    • plaited In botany and zoology, folded lengthwise like the plaits of a closed fan; fluted.
    • plaited Wrinkled; contracted; knitted.
    • plaited Braided; interwoven: as, plaited hair.
    • plaited Tangled; intricate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Plaited folded over in narrow folds: braided: interwoven: intricate
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  • Denis Diderot
    “His hands would plait the priests guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pleit, ploit (Fr. pli)—L. plicāre, -ātum, to fold.


In literature:

The goodwife was stirring the soup, and the goodman plaiting sprit-binnings for the cows.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
Indignant at such vandalism, Marcoy caught the first offender by the plaited tails at the back of the neck.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
He is represented as a hairdresser; for it is said He plaited Eve's hair (and some have actually enumerated the braids as 700).
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
The lotus gatherer is of good birth, as may be seen by her carefully plaited hair and tunic.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The leaves were all brought over to the same side of the stem, and then plaited.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
She left in his hand, in gratitude for what she knew he felt for her, a little plait of hair.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
He turned upon the doorstep, and taking between his fingers the hem of Truelove's apron fell to plaiting it.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
That and to have the plaits of hair tickling and tormenting my gullet!
"Three Wonder Plays" by Lady I. A. Gregory
Dorothy stood before her mirror plaiting her hair.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
On a mound sat Thrym, the Thursar's lord, for his greyhounds plaiting gold bands and his horses' manes smoothing.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
She has no hat; her hair is in two plaits to her waist; she is wearing a dress which might belong to any century.
"Second Plays" by A. A. Milne
Her hair was plaited and braided with pearls, a broad silk girdle tied about her waist.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
It gains the additional surface by folding and plaiting.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
She was a tall, fine-looking girl of seventeen, with bright hazel eyes, regular features, and a thick brown plait that fell below her waist.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
The men keep their heads shaved, with the exception of a small patch at the back, where the hair is carefully cultivated and plaited into a cue.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
She was quick, indeed, in everything which she undertook, and that no doubt was why the plait was busier than plaits are wont to be.
"The Bridal March; One Day" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Cheers was made out of oak splits, and cane and rye plaits was used for de cheer-bottoms.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
There entered two little girls, the elder one with her hair plaited down her back.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
Plaited: longitudinally folded or laid in pleats.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
And I found out that I'm much nicer to look at with my hair open than in plaits.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers

In poetry:

"But plait a wand o' bonnie birk,
And lay it on my breast;
And shed a tear upon my grave,
And wish my saul gude rest.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
"My maides, gae to my dressing-roome,
And dress to me my hair;
Whaireir yee laid a plait before,
See yee lay ten times mair.
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
How the sun-god's bright caresses,
When we rode at sunet there,
Plaited among your braided tresses,
Gleaming on your silky hair.
"At The River Crossing" by Harry Breaker Morant
I vex my head with thinking this.
Yea, though God always hated me,
And hates me now that I can kiss
Her eyes, plait up her hair to see
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"Je am a poete, sir," dit he,
"Je live where tres grande want teems—
I’m faim, sir. Sil vous plait give me
Un franc or cinquatite centimes."
"New England Magazine" by Ellis Parker Butler
Pardon, O king! the coat of plaited mail
These limbs have never known; it would not shield,
'Twould but encumber one who never felt The weight of armour.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

0To get Molly Sims' ethereal 'do, separate a two-inch section of hair from one side and plait, pinning it underneath loose hair in the back, explains Katie Lee's pro, Gretta Monahan, who is also the Yes To celebrity hairstylist.
Say so long to classic braids : Plaits have seen fresh new twists on both the runway and red carpet.
STEP THREE Twist the unbraided hair into a bun, the wrap the plait around the bun and secure tightly with pins.
ESSENTIALLY two plaits of hair haloing the head, the milkmaid braid is a sweet, romantic new "undo" for this fall.
The first blog, Phil Plait 's Bad Astronomy, is new to Slate but already beloved by science junkies.
Speak English, s'il vous plait or one of 200 other languages.
Speak English, s'il vous plait .
S'il-Vous- Plait : Raising Your 'Bebe' The French Way.
S'il-Vous-Plait: Raising Your 'Bebe' The French Way.
French food, s'il vous plait.
So I hope they'll take note of Phil Plait's update over at Bad Astronomy.
"He was a controversial figure, beloved for his science promotion, but who also made comments that were pretty objectionable," astronomer Phil Plait, author of the blog "Bad Astronomy ," wrote on Google Plus.
Phil Plait, the creator of Bad Astronomy , is an astronomer , lecturer, and author.
"It's not the moon's phase that matters, but the position," says astronomer Phil Plait on his Bad Astronomy website.
According to Phil Plait, Slate 's in-house (bad) astronomer, these space stations, or O'Neill colonies , "were a big deal" back in the late '60s and early '70s.

In science:

Orthogonal scans were then reconciled using the “plait” algorithm (Emerson & Gr ¨ave 1988).
A Survey of the Polarized Emission from the Galactic Plane at 1420 MHz with Arcminute Angular Resolution
By assembling plaited maps for the entire survey area we avoided edge effects at the boundaries between subfields.
A Survey of the Polarized Emission from the Galactic Plane at 1420 MHz with Arcminute Angular Resolution
They also consider that the scenario of the initial UV and present optical emission lines coming from different zones is implausible, but note that such an effect could increase the distance modulus by up to 8 %, this conclusion in part based on the early Plait et al. (1995) (pre-CoSTAR) HST imaging data.
The Distances of the Magellanic Clouds
Gould & Uza (1998) adopt the weighted mean of the Plait et al. (1995) HST [OIII] ring angular size determinations (i.e., R′′ = 0.858 ± 0.011 arcsec) and the IUE NIII] and NIV] light curves to derive tmax = 378 ± 5 d.
The Distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud
Each isotherm in the (ρ1 , ρ2 ) plane, has an upper and a lower plait point.
A globally accurate theory for a class of binary mixture models
Also, in this case there is no plait point since there is no tie line of vanishing length.
A globally accurate theory for a class of binary mixture models