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Related to plane: plain

plane something away

to smooth off bumps or irregularities with a plane. Please plane the bumps away so that the board is perfectly smooth. Sam planed away the bumps.
See also: away, plane

plane something down

to smooth something down with a plane; to remove some material from something with a plane. I will have to plane the door down before I hang it again. I planed down the edge of the door for you.
See also: down, plane

plane something off

to remove bumps, nicks, or scrapes by planing. Plane the rough places off so the surface will be as smooth as possible. Sam planed off the bumps.
See also: off, plane
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The plane left Tehran's Mehrabad international airport at 8:00 local time to the city of Yasouj, he added.
The final destination of the plane was Yangon, but went missing whenit lost contact with air traffic controllers about 20 miles west of Dawei above the Andaman Sea.
This plane was technically sound and was checked in October," he said, adding the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old.
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The Answer: Your saying--may Allah lengthen your life--that a plane does not have any dimension but length and width, is not sound.
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