To avoid this, before beginning stick a pin through what is to be the top of the plait.
Then we can plait our ribbons at our leisure on Monday, in time for the festival on Tuesday.
In the old days she used to do it in one plait wound around with wampum.
They had found some long grass, which they set to work to plait.
For a moment I was as dumbfounded as the bridegroom who discovers a plait of hair on his brides dressing table.
See here, I will pin a plait over in front, and that will help it.
Anyway, mother followed to unfasten her dress, to help take down her hair, to plait the mouse-coloured braids.
It was for all the world as if she had bought a plait and stuck it on.
All her relations came and pulled at her hair, which fell over her shoulders, to assure themselves the plait was really undone.
Hence the “seam,” the “hem,” and all the forms of stitches that bind and plait.
late 14c., "to fold, gather in pleats," also "to braid or weave," from Old French pleir "to fold," variant of ploier, ployer "to fold, bend," from Latin plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plaited; plaiting.