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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plat·form n.
 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.]
 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
    lf the platform just reflects the order.   --Pope.
 3. Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place.
 4. A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform. “The platform of Geneva.”
 5. Naut. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
 Platform car, a railway car without permanent raised sides or covering; a f░at.
 Platform scale, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on which objects are weighed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scale n.
 1. The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.
 Long time in even scale
 The battle hung.   --Milton.
 The scales are turned; her kindness weighs no more
 Now than my vows.   --Waller.
 2. pl. Astron. The sign or constellation Libra.
 Platform scale. See under Platform.