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flat silver

silver table utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons.
Origin of flat silver
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is drunk from flat silver bowls greatly resembling saucers.

  • flat silver that was heavily plated except where it was likely to wear.

    The Innocents Sinclair Lewis
  • Meade picked up the case, a gun-metal one, with Cadogan's monogram in thin, flat silver letters on the side.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • On the third finger of one hand was a flat silver ring, such as is sold by the country peddlers.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The four Englishmen passed the flat silver case from hand to hand, each pressing his lips devoutly upon it.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • This salad looks best served in alternate slices of beet and celery, on a flat silver dish, around the sauce.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • The flat silver box in which he carried his tobacco lay on the table beside him, and she idly took it up.

    The Halo Bettina von Hutten
  • Each was heaped from thwart to thwart with flat silver colored fish.

  • If the flat silver is kept in a basket, it is better to carry the basket from place to place and take out what is needed.

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