Plates

or Plates of Ment. Slang for feet. One of the chief sources of slang is rhyme. Thus meat rhymes with feet, and “warming my plates” is slang for warming my fect. Similarly, “Pory O'More” is slang for door, and “there came a knock at the Rory O'More” means there was a knock at the door. A prescott is slang for waistcoat (See Chivy.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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