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In letterpress printing, a platen is the perfectly flat steel (or earlier, wooden) plate which is pressed onto the back of paper to cause an impression to be made from the type. Sometimes spelled platten. Also a roller used in friction-feed printers to hold the paper in position for the print head.

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Man values life as a sacred jewel in such a way that he reveres him most who haughtily scorns it.

To speak on without saying anything has always been the greatest gift of orators.
Where there is much to risk, there is much to consider.
Where the flag of truth waves unfurled, there you will find superstition waiting in ambush.
Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason.
Like an arrow to its mark flies the word good man's word.