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Plates or Plates of Meat

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Slang for feet. One of the chief sources of slang is rhyme. Thus meat rhymes with feet, and “warming my plates” is slang for warming my feet. Similarly, “Rory OʹMore” is slang for door, and “there came a knock at the Rory OʹMore” means there was a knock at the door. A prescott is slang for waistcoat. (See Chivy.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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