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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAQUE

There was not even a book for her to replace, or a plaque to tuck away.

This plaque has furnished the simple yet sufficient title for this volume.

This plaque was stolen, I believe, while the other riches were gifts from King Montezuma.

Yes, gentles and people, I commend this plaque to your careful attention.

Roger took the plaque and spread out the roll of parchment attached.

"Then there is truth in this plaque," said the earl, showing some trace of excitement.

Good fellow, this plaque would interest his most noble Majesty.

Or better, come with the relic to Greenwich to-morrow at noon, and bring the plaque with you.

Then he stretched out a hand, and took the plaque from Peter.

He scrutinised the plaque with his head at various angles and glanced about him at his neighbours.

WORD ORIGIN

1848, "ornamental plate or tablet," from French plaque "metal plate, coin" (15c.), perhaps through Flemish placke "small coin," from Middle Dutch placke "disk, patch, stain," related to German Placken "spot, patch" (cf. placard). Meaning "deposit on walls of arteries" is first attested 1891; that of "bacteria deposits on teeth" is 1898.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLAQUE

decoration

nounparticular type of embellishment
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