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

  Plain \Plain\, a. [Compar. Plainer; superl. Plainest.] [F.,
     level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf.
     Llano, Piano, Plan, Plane level, a level surface.]
     1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth;
        even. See Plane.
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              The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough
              places plain.                         --Isa. xl. 4.
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     2. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
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              Our troops beat an army in plain fight. --Felton.
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     3. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious;
        clear; unmistakable. "'T is a plain case." --Shak.
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        (a) Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without
            conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
        (b) Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show
            or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common. "Plain
            yet pious Christians." --Hammond. "The plain people."
            --A. Lincoln.
        (c) Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere;
            artless; honest; frank. "An honest mind, and plain."
        (d) Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain
        (e) Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain
        (f) Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
        (g) Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
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     Plain battle, open battle; pitched battle. [Obs.]
     Plain chant (Mus.) Same as Plain song, below.
     Plain chart (Naut.), a chart laid down on Mercator's
     Plain dealer.
        (a) One who practices plain dealing.
        (b) A simpleton. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Plain dealing. See under Dealing.
     Plain molding (Join.), molding of which the surfaces are
        plain figures.
     Plain sewing, sewing of seams by simple and common
        stitches, in distinct from fancy work, embroidery, etc.;
        -- distinguished also from designing and fitting garments.
     Plain song.
        (a) The Gregorian chant, or canto fermo; the prescribed
            melody of the Roman Catholic service, sung in unison,
            in tones of equal length, and rarely extending beyond
            the compass of an octave.
        (b) A simple melody.
     Plain speaking, plainness or bluntness of speech.
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     Syn: Level; flat; smooth; open; artless; unaffected;
          undisguised; frank; sincere; honest; candid; ingenuous;
          unembellished; downright; blunt; clear; simple;
          distinct; manifest; obvious; apparent. See Manifest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dealing \Deal"ing\, n.
     The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of
     cards to the players; method of business; traffic;
     intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person.
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     Double dealing, insincere, treacherous dealing; duplicity.
     Plain dealing, fair, sincere, honorable dealing; honest,
        outspoken expression of opinion.
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From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Plain Dealing, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    1071
     Housing Units (2000): 481
     Land area (2000):     1.591456 sq. miles (4.121851 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.004631 sq. miles (0.011995 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.596087 sq. miles (4.133846 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60670
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.905898 N, 93.699896 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     71064
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Plain Dealing, LA
      Plain Dealing

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