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planchet

[plan-chit] /ˈplæn tʃɪt/
noun
1.
a flat piece of metal for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
Origin of planchet
1605-1615
1605-15; planch + -et
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  • "If I had one, he would have three hundred thousand livres," said planchet.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • "Tell me why you are distressed, planchet," said D'Artagnan.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • And planchet began to laugh in a manner that inspired D'Artagnan with very serious misgivings as to his sanity.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • planchet, I'll get fatter; I give you my word of honor I will.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Quite true, what you say, planchet," interrupted D'Artagnan.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • When the two cavaliers had entered, planchet fastened the door behind them.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Because I should lose half the pleasure I expect to enjoy," replied planchet.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • planchet himself was overcome by a feeling of genuine humility.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • planchet was agitated in every fibre of propriety and self-esteem.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • planchet, on his part, was burning to give explanations, which Athos avoided.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for planchet

planchet

/ˈplɑːntʃɪt/
noun
1.
a piece of metal ready to be stamped as a coin, medal, etc; flan
Word Origin
C17: from French: little board, from plancheplank1
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Word Origin and History for planchet
n.

"metal disk out of which a coin is made," 1610s, from French planchette, literally "a small board," diminutive of Old French planche (12c.), from Latin planca "board, slab, plank" (see plank). The planchette used in automatism and on Ouija boards is a re-borrowing of the French word, 1860.

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