gilbert patten


Gilbert ("Burt L. Standish") 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories. Unabridged
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patten (ˈpætən)
a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
[C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. patin "clog" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from P.Celt. *patta, of imitative origin.
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