• WordNet 3.6
    • n patten footwear usually with wooden soles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Patten A clog or sole of wood, usually supported by an iron ring, worn to raise the feet from the wet or the mud. "The patten now supports each frugal dame."
    • Patten A stilt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n patten An obsolete form of paten.
    • n patten In building: The base of a column or pillar.
    • n patten The sole for the foundation of a wall.
    • n patten The sill in a timber-framing. Also written patand, patin.
    • n patten A shoe with a thick wooden sole; a clog. From the beginning of the eighteenth century, a peculiar device was used for the same purpose, formed of an iron ring with two or more uprights, supporting a wooden sole which was thus lifted several inches above the ground. This ringed patten has been used in England until a recent time, but has been little known in the United States.
    • n patten A stilt.
    • patten To go on pattens.
    • n patten A skate.
    • n patten A round wooden plate fastened under the foot of a horse, to prevent it from sinking in marshy and soft ground.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Patten pat′en a wooden sole with an iron ring, worn under the shoe to keep it from the wet: the iron hoop attached to the boot in cases of hip-joint disease: the base of a pillar
    • v.i Patten to go about on pattens
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. patin, a high-heeled shoe, fr. patte, paw, foot. Cf. Panton Patté


In literature:

The Widow Patten was a unique figure in the village.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Patten was an ex-soldier of H Troop, Third Cavalry, and was mustered out at Fort Stanton in 1869.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
He and his son-in-law Patten, and young Moss accompanied me to the steamer.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Mr Patten, the surgeon, proved not only a skilful physician, but an affectionate friend.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Van Patten, 386 Pearl St., Burlington.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Van Patten, 386 Pearl St., Burlington.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
Thou, in thy stupendous three-inch pattens, art under him.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Uncle James Patten sent a landau to meet his sister and her family at the station, on their arrival from Ireland.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
An old woman comes tottering by on high pattens, very comfortably and nicely clad.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins

In poetry:

Ye are brave in your silks and satins,
As ye mince about the Town;
But her feet go free in pattens,
If she wear a russet gown.
"Soli Cantare Periti Arcades" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Little was stown then, and less gaed to waste,
Barely a mullin for mice or for rattens;
The thrifty housewife to the flesh-market paced,
Her equipage a'--just a gude pair o' pattens.
"Old And New Times" by Alexander Boswell
Or let us wait until each rain-stained room
Is carpeted with moonlight, pattened oft
With the deep boughs o'erhead;
And through the house the wind goes rustling soft,
As might the ghost--a whisper of perfume--
Of some sweet girl long dead.
"The Old House" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Chris Patten is the Chancellor of Oxford University.
Bob Nelson and Joe Patten .
Audra Nicole Patten and Justin Albert Spahn.
Audra Nicole Patten and Justin Albert Spahn, both of Sterling, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Paula Patten of Sterling.
Little things add up in favor of Patten .
If you look at David Patten 's resume, you'd have to agree the journeyman receiver does some unusual things as well.
Luana Patten , a child actress in the 1940's who appeared in the Walt Disney films "Song of the South" and "So Dear to My Heart," died on May 1.
As a clinical nurse specialist in the surgical division of Portland's veteran's hospital, working with patients is only a part of Stephen Patten 's job.
LONDON – BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has penned a letter to the chairman of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee John Whittingdale to defend the $715,000 pay off offered to departing BBC director general George Entwistle.
Ken Kleitz of Patten Cycles.
Cousins and Strangers By Chris Patten Times Books 309p $26.
According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Dovilla won with 50.3 percent to Patten's 49.7 percent.
The deli and market concept was created by friends David Mazza and Casey Patten after they graduated from Penn State, moved to Washington, DC, and started craving a taste of home.
They are, from left to right, Rich Harris, Eleanor Rittinour, Terry Carlile, Scott Case, Peggy Patten, and Ross Perry.

In science:

This assumes J − H ∼ −0.35 based on photometry for late-T ob jects from Patten et al. (2006) and Leggett et al. (2010) together with our J = 21.17 detection to estimate H = 21.52, with the error bar consistent with the observed 2σ limit of H > 20.8.
Ultracool Field Brown Dwarf Candidates Selected at 4.5 microns
However Patten et al. (2006) and Golimoski et al. (2004) show that the observed [4.5] or M band flux is substantially lower than predicted by these models.
Ultracool Field Brown Dwarf Candidates Selected at 4.5 microns
In fact, one can show that this patten persists ([W4]).
Zeta functions for function fields
Consequently, as each temporal patten is related to a particular spectral pattern by Fourier relation, it provides an effective spectral basis (Fig. 1b) which can be used to achieve spectral control, with a resolution determined by the interaction time of the light in the medium.
Spectral control of broadband light through random media by wavefront shaping
The inset of Fig.3(b) is the SLM patten that yields the optimal result.
Spectral control of broadband light through random media by wavefront shaping