- 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
Word Origin for patten
- a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
Word Origin for standish
- Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
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."