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plan·chet

(plan'shet),
A small, flat plate or dish used to support a sample for radioactivity determination; the sample is usually evaporated on (in) the planchet.
[Fr. planchette, dim. of planche, plank]

planchet

(plăn′chĕt)
A small, flat container or dish on which a radioactive sample is placed.
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"If I had one he would have three hundred thousand livres," said Planchet.
This word little fortune placed Planchet in his rank, like the voice of the sergeant when Planchet was but a piqueur in the regiment of Piedmont, in which Rochefort had placed him.
"On account of the speculation." said Planchet, heedlessly.
This word "servant" struck rudely on the ears of the demi-millionnaire Planchet, but natural respect and bonhomie prevailed over pride.
"And the chart is there as a proof," added Planchet, who went to fetch from the neighboring wall, where it was suspended by a twist, forming a triangle with the bar of the window to which it was fastened, the plan consulted by the captain on his last visit to Planchet.
Then, taking leave of Planchet, who was scolding his shopmen, even the cousin of Truchen, his successor, the gentlemen set out to pay a visit to M.
"And the king?" cried Planchet, who could not suppose it possible that the king could do without the services of such a man as D'Artagnan.
"They are open." And Planchet, with a laugh more frank than cunning, opened a bottle of white wine.
I fight," replied Planchet; "that is my character."
"A capital profit, -- four hundred per cent., Planchet."
Planchet gave such a blow with his fist upon the table, that the bottles bounded as if they had been frightened.
"In fact, I believe it will be necessary to fight not a little," said D'Artagnan, with the same tranquillity; "but this time there are two of us, Planchet, and I shall take all the blows to myself."