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

  Placard \Pla*card"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placarded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Placarding.]
     1. To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to
        placard the city.
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     2. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Placard \Pla*card"\, n. [F., fr. plaquer to lay or clap on,
     plaque plate, tablet; probably from Dutch, cf. D. plakken to
     paste, post up, plak a flat piece of wood.]
     1. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by
        authority. [Obs.]
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              All placards or edicts are published in his name.
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     2. Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a
        placard to do something. [Obs.] --ller.
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     3. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a
        declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a
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     4. (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the
        breastplate or backplate. --Planch['e].
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     5. [Cf. Placket.] A kind of stomacher, often adorned with
        jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a
           poster advertised the coming attractions" [syn: poster,
           posting, placard, notice, bill, card]
      v 1: post in a public place
      2: publicize or announce by placards [syn: placard, bill]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "placard":
     advertise, affiche, ballyhoo, bark, bill, boost, build up,
     bulletin, circularize, cry up, establish, give a write-up,
     give publicity, handbill, plug, post, post bills, post up, poster,
     press-agent, promote, publicize, puff, sell, spiel, write up

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