"Tell us when you plan to visit us next time," one of the guards said snidely.
Most critically, Russia could and should be made a partner in this plan.
The Irish Times reports that the plan was masterminded by John Joseph Carr.
1670s as a technical term in perspective drawing; 1706 as "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object," from French plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface" (mid-16c.), from Latin planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). The notion is of "a drawing on a flat surface." Meaning "scheme of action, design" is first recorded 1706, possibly influenced by French planter "to plant," from Italian planta "ground plan."