flat piece

flat piece

A particle of aggregate in which the ratio of the width to thickness of its circumscribing rectangular prism is greater than a specified value. Also see elongated piece.
References in classic literature ?
All that I could do was to wait till the tide was at the highest, keeping the raft with my oar like an anchor, to hold the side of it fast to the shore, near a flat piece of ground, which I expected the water would flow over; and so it did.
She had picked up a small flat piece of wood, which happened to have in it a little hole that had evidently suggested to her the idea of sticking in another fragment that might figure as a mast and make the thing a boat.
I recollect only one little flat piece near Port Famine, and another of rather larger extent near Goeree Road.
We come to a little flat piece of land which was dry and very thick with trees and bushes and vines, and he says:
We came to the bank, and on the stack of firewood found a flat piece of board with some faded pencil-writing on it.
Now Kotuko, who drew very well in the Inuit fashion, scratched pictures of all these adventures on a long, flat piece of ivory with a hole at one end.
He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.
In the smaller pocket on the right side, were several round flat pieces of white and red metal, of different bulk; some of the white, which seemed to be silver, were so large and heavy, that my comrade and I could hardly lift them.
A flat piece of the fabric is placed on the race track, just in front of the GT-R's rear wheels.
The facility is located on a flat piece of ground and sold with pre-existing approvals to build two additional buildings.
The park will be constructed on a flat piece of land currently occupied by the city's aquatic and community center near the corner of Southwest Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Highway.
All these remind me of Rizal's 19th-century classroom in Dapitan with a flat piece of molave as a blackboard.