PLATTERn. A senseless thing that holds food without eating it.

She uttered her mind, without ceasing:
And this is the thought that it carried.
“I fear that your love is decreasing.
How is it, dear, now that we’re married?”

Replied that aciduous sinner,
Fatigued of her reasonless chatter:
“When a fellow has eaten his dinner
He doesn’t make love to the platter”
—Belijah H. Bimbee