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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Patt'e \Pat't['e]"\, Pattee \Pat*tee"\, adjective [F. patt['e], fem. patt['e]e, fr. patte paw, foot. Cf. {Patten}.] (Her.) Narrow at the inner, and very broad at the other, end, or having its arms of that shape; -- said of a cross. See Illust. (8) of {Cross}. [Written also {pat['e]}, {patee}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pat'e \Pa't['e]"\, adjective (Her.) See {Patt['e]}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pat'e \Pa't['e]"\, noun [F. p[^a]t['e].]

1. A pie. See {Patty}.

2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [R.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pate \Pate\, noun [Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby head; patt, patz, scab + kopf head.]

1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. [Now generally used in contempt or ridicule.]

His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. --Ps. vii. 16.

Fat paunches have lean pate. --Shak.

2. The skin of a calf's head.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pate

noun

1: liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned

2: the top of the head [syn: {pate}, {poll}, {crown}]


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