The pattens did not need the Declaration of Independence to tell them about the American Cause.
Colonists like the pattens did not fight against imperial rule because they resented paying taxes.
Besides these two incumbrances, the stout lady contrived to carry in her hands an umbrella, a basket, and a pair of pattens.
pattens is desperate, and he is the sort of man who will have no mercy.
There is the story of three young women slipping into their pattens and going to the well with their pitchers for water.
In wet weather he carried a large umbrella and walked on pattens.
The chief noises were women's shrill cries, men's laughter, Susan's stays and pattens, Olly Dowden's "heu-heu-heu!"
Mother had been very cool about the pattens, owing to nobody knowing them that we knew.
Eunice was standing at the tub in her pattens, rubbing away at the steaming soap-suds.
Nothing but houses and dusty lilacs, my coachman dozing on his box, and two women in pattens crossing the kennel.
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."