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(photog) a size of plate measuring 61/2 × 41/4 inches
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  • In full plate watches it is circular; in three-quarter plate or half-plate watches a part is cut away.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • In half-plate, and three-quarter-plate types of watches part of the disc is cut away.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • To-day, in Rome, it is easier to get a half-plate of fresh mushrooms from Noricum than to find such.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • He took his half-plate camera with him, however; and the two handsome free-wheel bicycles were carefully swathed for the journey.

    Big Game Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Tokaido Series, published by Sanoki, half-plate size; including many charming designs.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • At the back was a large unframed photograph of the size known as half-plate of the interior of some building.

  • He drew from the portfolio a half-plate photograph of the thumb-print which appeared magnified to about four inches in length.

    The Red Thumb Mark R. Austin Freeman

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