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template  

, templet  
      n  
1    a gauge or pattern, cut out in wood or metal, used in woodwork, etc., to help shape something accurately  
2    a pattern cut out in card or plastic, used in various crafts to reproduce shapes  
3    a short beam, made of metal, wood, or stone, that is used to spread a load, as over a doorway  
4      (Biochem)   the molecular structure of a compound that serves as a pattern for the production of the molecular structure of another specific compound in a reaction  
     (C17 templet (later spelling influenced by plate), probably from French, diminutive of temple3)  
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temptable, Temple, templet, tempt

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