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

  Platt \Platt\, n. (Mining)
     See Lodge, n. --Raymond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lodge \Lodge\ (l[o^]j), n. [OE. loge, logge, F. loge, LL. laubia
     porch, gallery, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor, bower, fr.
     lab foliage. See Leaf, and cf. Lobby, Loggia.]
     1. A shelter in which one may rest; as:
        (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge.
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                  Their lodges and their tentis up they gan bigge
                  [to build].                       --Robert of
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                  O for a lodge in some vast wilderness! --Cowper.
        (b) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or
            gatekeeper of an estate. --Shak.
        (c) A den or cave.
        (d) The meeting room of an association; hence, the
            regularly constituted body of members which meets
            there; as, a masonic lodge.
        (c) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
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     2. (Mining) The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft,
        widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited
        for hoisting; -- called also platt. --Raymond.
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     3. A collection of objects lodged together.
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              The Maldives, a famous lodge of islands. --De Foe.
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     4. A family of North American Indians, or the persons who
        usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of
        enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the
        tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of
        about a thousand individuals.
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     Lodge gate, a park gate, or entrance gate, near the lodge.
        See Lodge, n., 1
        (b) .
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