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A pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference.

The plebs was the general body of free land-owning Roman citizens in Ancient Rome. They were distinct from the higher order of the patricians. A member of the plebs was known as a plebeian

Pleckstrin is a protein found in platelets. The name derives from platelet and leukocyte C kinase substrate and the KSTR string of amino acids.It is the source of the name pleckstrin homology domain.

A plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument. For hand-held instruments such as guitars and mandolins, the plectrum is often called a pick, and is a separate tool held in the player's hand

-Promises:* A promise similar to an oath* A promise to donate funds, as in a pledge drive* Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a promise by politicians to oppose tax increases** The Pledge , a similar promise first used in New Hampshire

Pledge (law)
A pledge is a bailment or deposit of personal property to a creditor to secure repayment for some debt or engagement, The term is also used to denote the property which constitutes the security.

Pleiades can refer to:Astronomy and science*Pleiades , an open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus**Pleiades in folklore and literature, interpretations and traditional meanings of the star cluster among various human cultures

Pleiades (magazine)
Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing is a literary semiannual, non-profit publisher of contemporary American poetry, fiction, essays, and extensive reviews of recent small/university press titles. First published in . The journal is published by the University of Central Missouri's English and Philosophy Departments.-Notable Contributors:Joyce Carol Oates, Campbell McGrath, David St

Plein is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Plenary is an adjective related to the noun plenum carrying a general connotation of fullness.Plenary may refer to:*Plenary session or meeting, the part of a conference when all members of all parties are in attendance,

The word plenipotentiary has two meanings. As a noun, it refers to a person who has "full powers." In particular, the term commonly refers to a diplomat fully authorized to represent his government as a prerogative

Plenty may refer to:*PLENTY , a local currency accepted in Pittsboro, North Carolina*Plenty , a play by David Hare*Plenty , a 1985 film directed by Fred Schepisi*Plenty , a 2010 album by the English band Red Box

Plenty (play)
Plenty is a play by David Hare, first performed in 1978, about British post-war disillusion. Susan Traherne, a former secret agent, is a woman conflicted by the contrast between her past, exciting triumphs—she had worked behind enemy lines as a Special Operations Executive courier in Nazi-occupied France during World War II—and the mundane nature of her present life, as the

Plenum may refer to:* Plenum chamber, a chamber intended to contain air, gas, or liquid at positive pressure* Plenism, or Horror vacui

Pleochroism is an optical phenomenon in which a substance appears to be different colors when observed at different angles with polarized light.- Background :Anisotropic crystals will have optical properties that vary with the direction of light

Pleomorphism is a concept that two or more structural forms can occur during a life cycle, especially of certain plants, including many marine plants such as Mastocarpus stellatus

Plessi is a settlement in Vastseliina Parish, Võru County in southeastern Estonia.

Pleure is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.-References:*

Pleven is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria. Located in the northern part of the country, it is the administrative centre of Pleven Province, as well as of the subordinate Pleven municipality

Pleven (horse)
The Pleven breed of horse is essentially Anglo-Arabian, and the breed was officially recognized in 1951. It is a competition horse with a natural jump, and has free-flowing gaits.- Characteristics :

A plexus is a part of nervous system. Plexus has a slightly different definition in vertebrates and in invertebrates.- In vertebrates :In vertebrates, a plexus is an area where nerves branch and rejoin. The electrical signals do not mix; rather, the fibres travel together with their electrical signals separate. The brachial plexus is an example

PLI may refer to:*Performance Linked Incentives*Practising Law Institute*Pragmatic language impairment*PL/I *Pli -- the Warwick Journal of Philosophy

Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, for bending, or physical compression. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first-class levers joined at a fulcrum positioned closer to one end of the levers, creating short jaws on one side of the fulcrum, and longer handles on the other side

plim may be:*An acronym for:**"probability limit" – see Convergence in probability**"plant life management" in nuclear power

Plimsoll is a surname, and may refer to:* James Plimsoll, a governor of Tasmania* John Plimsoll, South African cricketer* Oliver Plimsolls, fictional character in The League of Gentlemen * Samuel Plimsoll, British politician

In architecture, a plinth is the base or platform upon which a column, pedestal, statue, monument or structure rests. Gottfried Semper's The Four Elements of Architecture posited that the plinth, the hearth, the roof, and the wall make up all of architectural theory. The plinth usually rests directly on the ground, or "stylobate"

Plod can refer to:*In policing;**Plod or P.C.Plod is a British slang term used to refer to a police officer, particularly one slow-witted or dull. A more recent variant is the plod, meaning the police force in general. The term originates from the character Mr. Plod, a police officer in the Noddy stories written by Enid Blyton

Plomb is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

Plonk is a Usenet jargon term for adding a particular poster to one's kill file such that the poster's future postings are completely ignored. It was first used in 1989, and by 1994 was a commonly used term on Usenet regarding kill file additions.

Plonk may refer to:*Plonk , poor quality wine*Plonk , adding a particular Usenet poster to one's kill file*Ronnie Lane or Plonk, British musician and member of Small Faces*Dr Plonk, a 2007 Australian film, directed by Rolf de Heer

Plop is an onomatopoeic term for the sound of an object falling onto a surface or onto water.It may also refer to:* Kabouter Plop, the eponymous hero of the Belgian children's TV and comic strip series

Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, or by coincidence. One is generally interested in how well this pattern of events accomplishes some artistic or emotional effect

Plot may refer to:* Plot , a graphical technique for presenting a data set drawn.** A graph of a function** A scatter plot** The output of a plotter* Plot , the order of events in a narrative or any other type of story.

Ploughman's lunch
A ploughman's lunch is a cold snack or meal originating in the United Kingdom, served in pubs, sometimes eaten in a sandwich form, composed of cheese ; often cooked ham slices, pickle , apples, pickled onions, salad leaves, bread

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia with a population of 338,153 inhabitants according to Census 2011. Plovdiv's history spans some 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC; it is one of the oldest cities in Europe

Plovers are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. There are about 40 species in the subfamily, most of them called "plover" or "dotterel". The closely related lapwing subfamily, Vanellinae, comprises another 20-odd species.Plovers are found throughout the world, and are characterised by relatively short bills

Plover (disambiguation)
-Places:Canada* Plover Islands, NunavutUnited States* Plover, Iowa* Plover, Wisconsin, a village* Plover, Marathon County, Wisconsin, a town* Plover Way, Surrey Quays, London, England

Ploy is a 2007 Thai film written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The film premiered during the Directors' Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Ploy (board game)
Ploy is an abstract strategy board game for two or four players, commercially released by 3M Company in 1970, as part of the 3M bookshelf game series. The game is said to have a “chess-like feel.” As in chess, the game features several types of pieces, each with their own moving capabilities. The 3M game set includes a board and fifty pieces of various colors and shapes

Pluck (card game)
Pluck is a trick-taking playing card game for four players . The game is played similar to Spades and Hearts. A standard deck of playing cards is dealt out evenly among the players

Plucky may refer to:* Plucky , a fictional character in the television series The Animals of Farthing Wood* Plucky Duck, a fictional anthropomorphic green duck in the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures

Plucky (Farthing Wood)
Plucky is a fictional character from the animated children's television series The Animals of Farthing Wood based upon the books of the same name by author Colin Dann. Plucky is the grandson of the red foxes Bold and Whisper, and the great-grandson of the original Fox and Vixen

Plug may refer to:* Plug for the plughole in the bathtub, washbasin and sink* Plug , a short lived British comic that ran from 1977 until 1979, when it merged with The Beezer, which featured a character from The Bash Street Kids called Plug as it's main star.* Plug , a family of fishing lures* Plug , a planting technique* Earplug for

Plug (fishing)
Plugs are a popular type of hard-bodied fishing lure. They are widely known by a number of other names depending on the country and region. Such names include crankbait, wobbler, minnow, shallow-diver and deep-diver

Plug (jewellery)
A plug , in the context of body modification, is a short, cylindrical piece of jewellery commonly worn in larger-gauge body piercings. Because of their size—which is often substantially thicker than a standard wire earring—plugs can be made out of almost any material

The term plug-in may refer to any of the following.In Automotive:* Plug-in hybrid electric vehicleIn Computers:* Plug-in , a piece of software which enhances another software application and usually cannot be run independently

Plugged In (album)
Plugged In is a 1994 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. The album, as of 2008, is the last completely new studio album released by Edmunds.

A plum or gage is a stone fruit tree in the genus Prunus, subgenus Prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera in the shoots having a terminal bud and solitary side buds , the flowers in groups of one to five together on short stems, and the fruit having a groove running down one side and a smooth stone

Plum (disambiguation)
Plum refers to both a type of tree, and the fruit stemming from that tree.Plum may also refer to:-Places:* Plum, Pennsylvania* Plum, Texas* Plum Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania* Plum, New Caledonia-People:

Plumage refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers. The pattern and colours of plumage vary between species and subspecies and can also vary between different age classes, sexes, and season. Within species there can also be a number of different colour morphs

Plumas may refer to:*Plumas County, California*Plumas, California *Plumas National Forest*Plumas Lake, California*Plumas, Manitoba**Plumas railway station

Plumb may refer to:* Plumb, a carpentry term meaning a line which is exactly vertical, or perpendicular to a level horizontal line* Plumb-bob, a type of tool* Plumbing* Plumb, to measure the depth of water with a sounding line

Plumb (album)
Plumb is the debut studio album by Christian singer-songwriter Plumb. The album was not only a huge success for herself, but also for Matt Bronleewe. This was Bronleewe's first CD producing

Plumb (album)
Plumb is the debut studio album by Christian singer-songwriter Plumb. The album was not only a huge success for herself, but also for Matt Bronleewe. This was Bronleewe's first CD producing

Plumbaginaceae is a family of flowering plants, with a cosmopolitan distribution. The family is sometimes referred to as the leadwort family or the plumbago family.

Plumbago is a genus of 10-20 species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the world. Common names include plumbago and leadwort

Plumbane, PbH4, is a metal hydride composed of lead and hydrogen. Plumbane is not well-characterized or well-known, and it is thermodynamically unstable with respect to the loss of a hydrogen atom

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times, and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum." A person engaged in fixing metaphorical "leaks" may also be referred to as a "plumber"

Plumbing is the system of pipes and drains installed in a building for the distribution of potable drinking water and the removal of waterborne wastes, and the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures in such systems. A plumber is someone who installs or repairs piping systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment such as water heaters

Plume may refer to:In science:* Plume , the form of effluent in water or emissions in air* Eruption column, or volcanic plume, a column of hot volcanic ash and gas emitted into the atmosphere during an explosive volcanic eruption

Plume is an electronic/punk band formed by Lucas and Catherine Tizon, and originally based in London. Their collaboration was the result of Lucas' love of industrial sound, sound-engineering and his eclectic production technique

Plummet is a American trance duo from Orlando, Florida. The act consists of producer/remixer Eric B. Muniz and female vocalist Cheramy Burgess.