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Patten

[pat-n]
noun
  1. GilbertBurt L. Standish, 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
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Standish

[stan-dish]
noun
  1. Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
  2. Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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British Dictionary definitions for burt l standish

patten

noun
  1. a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw

standish

noun
  1. a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
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Word Origin

C15: of unknown origin

Standish

noun
  1. Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
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Word Origin and History for burt l standish

patten

n.

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."

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