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Pronunciation : Pal"let
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. paillet, F. paillet a heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr. pala straw, palava chaff. Cf. Paillasse.]
Definition : Defn: A small and mean bed; a bed of straw. Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pal"let
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel, spade. See Peel a shovel.]
Definition : 1. (Paint.)

Defn: Same as Palette.

2. (Pettery) (a) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms. (b) A potter's wheel.

3. (Gilding) (a) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it. (b) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.

4. (Brickmaking)

Defn: A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack. Knight.

5. (Mach.) (a) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel. (b) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump. Knight.

6. (Horology)

Defn: One of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel. Brande & C.

7. (Mus.)

Defn: In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.

8. (Zoöl.)

Defn: One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo.

9. A cup containing three ounces, --
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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