plate (n.)
special tableware, household utensils of value
2H4 II.i.140[Hostess to Falstaff] I must be fain to pawn both my plate and the tapestry of my dining-chambers
2H4 II.i.153[Hostess to Falstaff] I am loath to pawn my plate
H8 III.ii.125[King Henry to Norfolk, of what he found in Wolsey's papers] an inventory, thus importing / The several parcels of his plate
RJ I.v.7[First Servingman to Second Servingman] look to the plate
Tim III.ii.21[Lucius to Strangers, of Timon] I have received some small kindnesses from him, as money, plate, jewels, and suchlike trifles
TS II.i.340[Gremio to Baptista, of his house] richly furnished with plate and gold
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