• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Platly Flatly. See Plat a.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platly Flatly; plainly; certainly; surely.
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In literature:

To them may be devoted a well-dug plat beneath the windows, or in the garden.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
Heavy and bulky was this, filled with tax receipts, with plats and blueprints and the reports of surveyors.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
In 1815 he purchased for $12,000 the whole plat of Detroit, and the subsequent rise made him immensely rich.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The evening before, I left the stable-door open while I went to bring the burros up from their grazing plat.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
In the course of the day, Colonel du Plat called to bid us farewell.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
How are you getting on with those plats?
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
As a matter of fact, the Pennsylvania experiment station has substantially these two conditions in certain of its fertilizer plats.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Then I'll prepare a plat of the place and send it on to headquarters.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
I mean small plats for flowers.
"Bertie and the Gardeners" by Madeline Leslie
Plat was the author of several other works: see Watt and Lowndes.
"Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853" by Various

In poetry:

Peter the Repeater,
Platted round a platter
Slips of slivered paper,
Basting them with batter.
"Cats Cradle Song," by James Clerk Maxwell
And they twa met, and they twa plat,
And fain they wad be near;
And a' the warld might ken right weel,
They were twa lovers dear.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
M was a mischievous Marten,
Who went to the Free Kindergarten;
When they asked him to plat
A gay-colored mat,
He tackled the job like a Spartan.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Up with the day, the sun thou welcom'st then,
Sport'st in the gilt plats of his beams,
And all these merry days mak'st merry men,
Thyself, and melancholy streams.
"The Grasshopper" by Richard Lovelace
They platted next a new invented crown
Of thorns, and o'er his temples press'd it down,
Until the blood well'd from each spouting wound,
And streaming down his cheeks, inrich'd the ground.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Then Pilate, the Roman Governor, took Jesus and scourged Him,
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and thought it no sin
To put it on His head, while meekly Jesus stands;
They put on Him a purple robe, and smote Him with their hands.
"The Crucifixion of Christ" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Fees include $150 for a final plat.
Farmington council grants plat approval.
HENDERSON — The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved the plat for the Vincent Cordosa Subdivision that will be in Pct.
Rezoning and subdivision plats have been approved by the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission for a new proposed subdivision on Creek Trail Drive.
Layton council approves plat changes.
City officials have given approval to an amended plat for a 40-unit apartment complex in an effort to help the developer get the project on track.
Council approves plat , tables apartment site plan.
Council denies final plat for Crown Pointe Apartments.
Also at the meeting, planning commissioners approved three preliminary plats and three finals plats for residential development.
Parker County Plat Agenda September 8, 2010.
County will eye request for plat approval.
A subdivision plat recommended by the Wayne County Planning Board last month will go before county commissioners when they meet Tuesday morning.
The plat had been on the Planning Board's regular March agenda.
The lawsuit stems from the township's denial of a six-lot plat in 2001.
They offer "plats du jour" along with classic fare such as steak frites and onion soup.

In science:

Rational knots are also known in the literature as four-plats, Viergeflechte and 2-bridge knots.
From tangle fractions to DNA
Using this fact, we can express the Jones polynomial of the plat closure of a braid at t = e2pi/k as the expectation value of a particular unitary representation of the braid group in a pure quantum state.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
Thus the Jones polynomial of the plat closure can also be approximated using the Hadamard test, but now using a pure input state instead of a mixed one.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
This gives an efficient quantum algorithm for an additive approximation o f the Jones polynomial of the plat closure of a braid at a root of unity (Aharonov et al., 2006).
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
Furthermore, obtaining the additive approximation achieved by (Aharonov et al., 2006) for the Jones polynomial of the plat closure of a braid is as hard as any quantum computation (Aharonov and Arad, 2006; Bordewich et al., 2005; Freedman et al., 2002a; Wocjan and Yard, 2008).
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems