- GilbertBurt L. Standish, 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
- Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
- Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
- a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
- a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
- Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
Word Origin and History for burt l standish
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."