We had to ask for clean plates after the first course.
She took out a jar, and, looking around for a plate, found half of one by the door.
Maybe later he'd go out for a plate of pasta.
Still, just now I'd trade them all for a simple plate of summer pasta.
Also, it is not unusual for plates to go to the wrong person.
Nor should you look for a plate under your cup of soup.
They all went over to the fire for plates of meat and bread.
This way, the judge said, he would have light, ventilation and space, including room enough for at least a hot plate.
A vegetarian friend at our table asked for a plate of vegetables.
He had turned to reach for plates from the cupboard.