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pate

Definitions

  • Electro-pating workshop
    Electro-pating workshop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pate the top of the head
    • n pate liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paté (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.
    • Paté A pie. See Patty.
    • a Paté (Her) See Patté.
    • Pate The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. "His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate .""Fat paunches have lean pate ."
    • Pate The skin of a calf's head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pate The crown or top of the head, whether of a person or of an animal; in general, the head; the poll; the noddle: usually employed in a trivial or derogatory sense, like noddle, etc.
    • n pate The skin of a calf's head. Imp. Dict.
    • n pate Wit; cleverness; “brains”; “head.”
    • n pate In the fur trade, the fur from a black patch on the head of the wild rabbit.
    • n pate A badger.
    • pate Weak and sickly.
    • n pate The flesh split obtained in splitting or leveling a side of leather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pate pāt the crown of the head: the head
    • n Pate pä-tā′ pie: pasty
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby head; patt, patz, scab + kopf, head
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

I'll thrift on thy pate!
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
If they storm this stone building, they shall get nothing by it but bloody pates.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Annesley and Squib returned to their pates.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The dough for my pates was all ready, but I hesitated.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
He applies the cudgel as vigorously to the priest's pate as to the Lolardes back.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
He hammered away on the roof like mad for an hour, and wished that every blow fell on that little villain's curly pate.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
He bobbed his head and shot straight forward, landing his deputy-excellency fairly in the stomach, with his bare woolly pate.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
They found a little table near the wall and he ordered some pate sandwiches and champagne.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Stefano brought down a mug full of wine upon his pate, which gave him a red baptism.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
My staff is crooked as my fortunes, but it can still split a dry bamboo or a rascal's pate.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
But I have such matters rowling in my pate, That I will and do .
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
Don't stand gaping after those old powder-pates.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Heaven be wi' you, and keep you, and heal your pate.
"King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
I've an idea that when my pate became bald, my memory oozed away by insensible perspiration.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
After examining it and putting it on my head, he instantly pulled it off again and clapped it on his own woolly pate.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
But I have such matters rowling in my pate, That I will and do .
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
I've forgot all me bloomin' duties, for me blood is boilin' with hate; And I'll get that sniping rotter what drilled me pal through the pate.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Consarn his pate, he's followed Juanita!
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
He was a very handsome man, in spite of his shining pate and heavy white moustache.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Surely none could fail to see it, unless he had such another whirligig in his own pate!
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
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In poetry:

But a violent storm of rain or snow
I can prognosticate,
For the sign will never fail, I know,
When this is Polly's pate.
"My Barometer" by Carolyn Wells
Twirl went his stick; his curly pate
A bran-new hat uplifted bore;
And Abner, as he leapt the gate,
Had never look'd so gay before.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
There's grinning Pate laughs a' day through,
The blithest lad you'll see;
But troth he laughs sae out o' place,
He'd laugh gin I did dee.
"I’m Tibby Fowler O’ The Glen" by Susanna Blamire
All the mischief of all the fates
Seems to center in four little pates,
Just one hour before we say,
"It is time for bed now, stop your play."
"Bedlam Town" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Shou'dst thou the town, where thou dost sojourn, see,
Sin against God at an enormous rate:
Like Lot from Sodom and its confines flee,
Before the storm descends upon thy pate.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
And Glory, stretch'd at Burwood gate,
Thy passing by doth vainly wait;
And jealous Jock, thy only hate, The chiel from Skye, Lets from his shaggy Highland pate
Thy memory die.
"Kaiser Dead" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

Officiating will be Dr Andy Pate of First Christian Church.
What happened to Naples Tap Room and Pate's House of Prime Rib.
Marcelle prepares what is called chicken melon : boned and stuffed chicken formed, in its own skin, into a pate the shape of a melon .
Pate all dressed up for holiday season.
We offer a tasty, festive vegetable pate for your holiday dinner or potluck party.
Mostly Cloudy / 63° F. Jeff and Anita Pate of Jemison are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley LaSha Pate, to Howard Quinton Smith III, son of Lenelle and Howard Smith Jr of Thorsby.
Barbara Jo (Cheatham) Pate, age 71, of Lockport, NY peacefully passed away on November 5, 2012 at Erie County Medical Center.
And predeceased by her husband Clarence Pate .
Brandon Scott Lavergne, convictected of murdering Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, had a psycghological evaluation done on Aug 8, 2012, and it's just been released.
Pate was named to the Second Team Elite Eleven late last month.
Articles on Don Pate .
Events featuring Don Pate .
He is survived by his sons, Breton B Pate of Roanoke Rapids and Prayson W Pate of Durham.
A daughter, Jamie C Pate of London, UK.
John Pate has been one of the top amateur players in Southern California for the past 30 years.
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In science:

We gratefully acknowledge the PRéCI (Regional Center of Design and Innovation – Franche-Comté, France) for supporting our research topic “Design of Innovative Micro-Tools”, as part of its plan of action “Antici pating the needs of SMEs in terms of design and innovation”.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
Mikalef, P., Giannakos, M., & Pateli, A. (2012). Exploring the Business Potential of Social Media: An Utilitarian and Hedonic Motivation Approach. Proceedings of the 25th Bled e-Conference, Bled, Slovenia.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author would like to acknowledge many helpful discussions with Matthias Burkhardt, Mikkel Johnson, and Stephan Pate, coorganizers of the Light cone 2002 International Workshop, as well as many of those attending the workshop.
2004 Review of Light Cone Field Theory
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