bite plate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bite plate a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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Usage

In literature:

You could bite into a plate and leave a dent?
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Leaning over a plate, with a desperation quite unlike himself, he took an enormous bite.
"Fraternity" by John Galsworthy
He tried a drop that almost hit the plate, but Frank did not bite.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Unbelievingly Wade saw the little diamond-edge saw bite its way slowly but steadily into the plate.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Jefferson Parks finished his last bite of pie and pushed the plate away.
"Circus" by Alan Edward Nourse
There are a dozen plates to every bite of food.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
A "dry point" plate is produced by drawing on a copper plate with a steel or diamond point, and without biting by acid.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
In a few moments Chahda was attacking a high-piled plate and talking between bites.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
Then introduce the plate into the bath again, and let the biting continue another five minutes.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
In eating bread with meat, never dip it into the gravy on your plate, and then bite the end off.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
It is considered vulgar to dip a piece of bread into the preserves or gravy upon your plate and then bite it.
"Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness" by Arthur Martine
The next was a wide outcurve away from the plate, but Ellis did not "bite," and it went as a ball.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
There are a dozen plates to every bite of food.
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska
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In news:

Serve these easy mini hors d'oeuvres inspired by celebrity caterer Peter Callahan's new cookbook, Bite by Bite, and your guests need never juggle a plate and a wineglass again.
The bacon-cured sweetbreads with limed carrots @Trenchermen had me at bite #1 XO sauce made this a plate licker.
To conceptualize plate tectonics, bite into an M&M.
We'd trolled the plating off our Finn Spoons, dragged crankbaits, flashers, dodgers, dipsies, downriggers and surface lines to Gull Rock, Manitou Island and back without a bite.
The set of six Global Bites plates are available at Crate & Barrel for $24.95.
What You Will Learn Designed to be shared and served on small plates, these tiny, flavor-packed bites are ideal for end-of-the-year entertaining.
For an old-world meal, pan-fried pork cutlets lightly flavored with citrus and Parmesan share a plate with bite-size German dumplings called spaetzle.
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