• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Patté (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n patte In costume, a narrow band of stuff applied to a garment, whether for utility, as when it retains in place a belt or sash, or for mere decoration. Pattes are sometimes used to set off a rich application of any sort, as a jewel.
    • n patte A small strap or band used in tailoring and dressmaking for holding together two parts of a garment which just meet and do not overlap. The patte may have a button at each end, or a button and a buttonhole, etc.
    • n patte Cleverness; skill in execution; genius.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Patte pat a narrow band keeping a belt or sash in its place.
    • adj Patte pa-tā′ (her.) spreading toward the extremity.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. patté, fem. pattée, fr. patte, paw, foot. Cf. Patten
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. patte, a paw.


In literature:

Even when they cut it short and called him "Patte," as they usually did, it had a very foreign sound.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Ah we to take Smolensk as our patte'n?
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Is that Patte Blanche?
"Bel Ami" by Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
What Advances a Lover may presume to make, after having received a Patt upon his Shoulder from his Mistress's Fan.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The "Kid" remarked, "Well, I'll be switched," and forthwith fell on his knees and proceeded to follow "Patt's" example.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
Pattes de Matou aux Griffes.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, February 6, 1892" by Various
A cross patte or ferme (head or first).
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
And does anybody now know or care who Nini-patte-en-l'air was?
"Nights" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
In the next instant Patt was in my arms, where she lay some time weeping, but looking inexpressibly happy.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
He's my patte'n, seh.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Three bridges lead from the left to the right bank of the Gers, on which the suburb of Patte d'Oie is situated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
In the next instant Patt was in my arms, where she lay some time weeping, but looking inexpressibly happy.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
On these expeditions Sir Leonidas de la Patte Jaune was our delighted escort.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
End of back forks Pattes arriere.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In poetry:

"I patted wi my foot, master,
Till a' my bridles rang,
But the mair that I did patt,
Waken woud ye nane."
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
The patt'ring of his little feet,
In fancy's ear is heard,
The music of his voice as sweet,
As singing of a bird.
"On The Death of a Child" by James McCauley
Mark the feath'ry flakes descending,
Hear the patt'ring of the rain !
Raving winds, their fury blending,
Strive to desolate the plain.
"The Lover's Departure" by Laura Sophia Temple
After a day's hard toil an care,
Sittin in mi rockin chair;
Nowt mi wearied spirit charms,
Like him nestlin i' mi arms,
An noa music is as sweet,
As his patt'rin, clatt'rin feet.
"Dad's Lad" by John Hartley
Little patt'rin, clatt'rin feet,
Runnin raand throo morn to neet;
Banishin mi mornin's nap,--
Little bonny, noisy chap,--
But aw can't find fault yo see,--
For he's Dad's lad an he loves me.
"Dad's Lad" by John Hartley

In news:

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Patt Morrison for July 3, 2012.
Patt Morrison For March 23, 2012.
Stylist, gives Patt Houghton highlights Wednesday morning.
PLYMOUTH — Wednesday was a day of "firsts" for Patt Houghton .
Patt Morrison for July 16, 2012.

In science:

Here “CLCT Patt”, “Quality”, “½ Strip”, “L/R Bend”, “CSC_ID”, and “η appr.” are variables that describe a LCT received by the Sector Receiver. From this data, φ with respect to the given chamber (“φ local”), and the bend angle (“φb local”) are found.
A 3-D Track-Finding Processor for the CMS Level-1 Muon Trigger
There are two cases here to consider: (a) Multiple objects lead to sufficiently different signal patt erns; (b) Multiple objects do not lead to sufficiently differ ent discrimination.
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
It appears that ‘ α−→’ is a quantitative generalization of Lamport causality for the purpose of determining relative timing of events. A similar notion appears in the work of Patt-Shamir and Ra jsbaum .
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The observational work described was awarded by the UK Panel for the allocation of telescope time (PATT) and the research made use of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France. I would like to thank an anonymous referee for helpful comments.
The Diffuse Interstellar Bands: A Major Problem in Astronomical Spectroscopy
Inferential statistics cares for the identi fication of patt erns in the data taking in account the randomness and uncertainties in the observations.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
X. Wang, “Laplacian operator-based edge detectors,” IEEE Trans. Patt. Anal. Mach.
Differential Operator in Seizure Detection
We define what we will call a pattern in a nearly flat wall decomposition. A patt ern can be thought of as a piece of a topological minor in a graph admitting a nearly flat wall decomposition su ch that this piece has the additional property that it intersects nicely with a given nest contained in the wall.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
In fact the TB mixing matrix immediately suggests rotations by fixed, discrete angles. I n a series of papers [14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19] it has been pointed out that a broken flavour symmetry base d on the discrete group A4 appears to provide a simplest realisation of this specific mixing patte rn in Leading Order (LO).
Status of Neutrino Masses and Mixing in 2010
It is thus merely the dispersion of deflection angles what is relevant for the impact of lensing on the observed CMB fluctuation patt ern.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
To see this, we consider the probability of Patt (∆A) of step sizes ∆A in the attractor.
Dynamical Mechanisms in Multi-agent Systems: Minority Games
Assuming that all states of the phase space are equally likely to be accessed, we have Patt (∆A) = PA Patt (∆A, A), where Patt (∆A, A) is the probability of finding the position A with displacement ∆A in the attractor.
Dynamical Mechanisms in Multi-agent Systems: Minority Games
The sign reversal condition implies that Patt (∆A, A) = PPoi (∆A) Qµ θ[−Aµ (Aµ + ∆Aµ )], where PPoi (∆A) is the Poisson distribution of step sizes, yielding Patt (∆A) = PPoi (∆A) Qµ ∆Aµ .
Dynamical Mechanisms in Multi-agent Systems: Minority Games
Pelillo, A continuous-based approach for partial clique enumeration, Graph-Based Representations Patt.
On Lagrangians of r-uniform Hypergraphs
Our first scheduled PATT time is planned for January 1998, and we hope to finish the surveys by the end of 2000.
The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: Preliminary Results