a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land.
a surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board mounted on adjustable legs, and used in the field for plotting measurements directly
to survey (a plot of land) using a plane table
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publication Donald Knuth’s original set of user-level macros for interaction with his TeX formatter. Dedicated TeX fans still prefer these over the more user-friendly LaTeX macros used by the majority of the TeX community. (1997-11-20)
[pleyn-tekst] /ˈpleɪnˌtɛkst/ noun 1. the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version. cryptography A message before encryption or after decryption, i.e. in its usual form which anyone can read, as opposed to its encrypted form (“ciphertext”). (1995-05-10)
[pleyn-tif] /ˈpleɪn tɪf/ noun, Law. 1. a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to ). /ˈpleɪntɪf/ noun 1. (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law Now replaced by claimant Compare defendant (sense 1) n. c.1400, from Anglo-French pleintif (late 13c.), noun use of Old French plaintif “complaining; […]
noun 1. the fatty, inner lining of the first stomach (the rumen) of a steer, calf, hog, or sheep, having a bland taste and used as a food, especially in the preparation of such dishes as haggis, head cheese, etc.