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1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship. Planked with pine.

2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.

3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

4. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing. Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and roasted before a wood fire.

Origin: Planked; Planking.

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"a cell is like a ____"

... you just say a cell is a complex structure, like a frame for a house and is eukaryotic and therefore contains the nucleus, which is the wooden planks that make the structure.

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by Leesa
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: "a cell is like a ____"
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