Platten

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Platten (Glass Making) To flatten and make into sheets or plates; as, to platten cylinder glass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platten In glass manufacturing, to open out and flatten into a plate or sheet: said of a blown cylinder of glass. The hot cylinder is first cracked on one side in a straight line longitudinally by the application of a cold iron rod; then it is laid in the flattening-oven (which has a smooth stone bottom), and kept there in a soft state till it opens out; and lastly it is smoothed out with an implement called a flattener. Sometimes the cylinders are cut longitudinally with a diamond, and then placed in the furnace or flattening-arch for opening and smoothing. The flattening of crown-glass is called flashing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Plat (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Pym was much troubled; he knew that the Krone at Bad-Platten had been Tommy's destination.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
Van Galen, after chasing for some time, perceiving Platten's squadron, returned to attack it.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
So the doctors sent Michael to the Platten See.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Platten has long since passed into other hands.
"Notes and Queries, Number 229, March 18, 1854" by Various
Thomas Platten, of Blackney, Norfolk, Eng.
"The Adventures of John Jewitt" by John Rodgers Jewitt
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In news:

Jane Platten Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer.
Don't be afraid to admit that you have no idea what to wear to the Halloween party you've been invited to - stop in at Spot Lite Magic & Costumes, and owner Sacheen Platten will guide you through the process.
With Sacheen Platten , Spot Lite Magic and Costumes owner.
Rachel Platten Performs Hit Song '1000 Ships'.
Rachel Platten is a singer/songwriter that has been behind a piano since she was a girl.
Platten , Ex-Chairman Of Chemical Bank, Is Dead at 72.
Platten , chairman and chief executive of Chemical Bank from 1973 to 1984, died on Sunday at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan.
30pm in an apple orchard off the 12100 block of Platten Road.
Jane Platten's successes a blueprint for election officials: Norman Robbins.
Jane Platten's successes a blueprint for election officials: Norman Robbins.
Jane Platten PD file.
With Sacheen Platten, Spot Lite Magic and Costumes owner.
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In science:

Isabelle Platten for discussions and numerical simulations in an early phase of this research.
Term Structure of Interest Rates. Emergence of Power Laws and Scaling Laws
Isabelle Platten for discussions and numerical simulations in an early phase of this research.
Term Structure of Interest Rates. Emergence of Power Laws and Scaling Laws
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