Roving-plate

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Roving-plate a scraper used for giving a grindstone a true circular form
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a variant of reeve or of rive.

Usage

In literature:

His roving glance presently fell upon her plate.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
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In poetry:

Hanging on the Plate fleets' flanks
Like hounds upon the deer,
Roving, raiding, voyaging
Year on weary year.
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith