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 for plait
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plait \Plait\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plaited; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Plaiting.]
     1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait
        a ruffle.
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     2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat;
        as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plait \Plait\, n. [OE. playte, OF. pleit, L. plicatum, plicitum,
     p. p. of plicare to fold, akin to plectere to plait. See
     Ply, and cf. Plat to weave, Pleat, Plight fold.]
     1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box
        plait.
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              The plaits and foldings of the drapery. --Addison.
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     2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
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     Polish plait. (Med.) Same as Plica.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plait
      n 1: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn:
           braid, plait, tress, twist]
      2: any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back
         upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape [syn:
         pleat, plait]
      v 1: make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn:
           braid, lace, plait]
      2: weave into plaits; "plait hair"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "plait":
     accordion pleat, box pleat, braid, bun, chignon, coat, coating,
     coil, collop, covering, crease, crimp, crisp, cue, cut, deal, disk,
     dog-ear, double, double over, enfold, enlace, entwine, feuille,
     film, flap, flounce, flute, foil, fold, fold over, frill, gather,
     infold, interfold, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue,
     intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knife pleat, knit,
     knot, lace, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap,
     lap over, leaf, loom, loop, mat, membrane, net, noose, pane, panel,
     patina, peel, pellicle, pigtail, plank, plat, plate, plating,
     pleach, pleat, plicate, ply, plywood, queue, quill, raddle, rasher,
     rattail, ruff, ruffle, safety glass, scum, sheet, skin, slab, slat,
     slice, splice, table, tablet, tail, tissue, topknot, tuck,
     turn over, twill, twine, twist, veneer, wafer, wattle, weave, web,
     wreath, wreathe, wreathwork
  
  

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