A battle was the result, in which Captain patten and three of his men were killed, and others wounded.
He and his son-in-law patten, and young Moss accompanied me to the steamer.
"No good without the bag," answered patten, a calm youth of seventeen.
If patten, a mere boy, had been lounging there, Neale would not have noticed it.
patten, fingering his little mustache, then letting his thick fingers drop to the diamond in his tie, smiled with satisfaction.
"Let patten put that up in one of the front windows, Neale," he said.
Smaly jumped off the patten on which he had remained perched during the eclipse of the Confectioner.
patten's History of the late Rebellion, London, 1717, p. 73.
"He took the money, ten thousand dollars," cried Colonel patten.
The patten place and ours are close together, and no other house near.
late 14c., from Old French patin "clog, type of shoe" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from Gallo-Romance *pauta, ultimately perhaps imitative of the sound made by a paw. The immediate source has been sought in Celtic [Barnhart] and Germanic [OED], but evidence is wanting. Likely cognates include Provençal pauta, Catalan pote, Middle Dutch and Dutch poot, German Pfote "paw."