- a choice food;delicacy; dainty.
Origin of cate
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Meanwhile, internal affairs confronted Cates with DNA evidence linking him and the victim.
“I am here today because Officer Cates is a very bad man,” she said.
She returned to court on Jan. 18, to see Cates remanded, pending sentencing in April, when he faces a maximum of life in prison.
Cates appeared and grabbed her by the waist, spinning her around.
In other words, Cates was still a cop and she was still an inner-city teenage single mom.
And here may be noted the average negro's indifference to cates.Southern Lights and Shadows
Mrs. Cates had left them alone, but in half an hour she came back.Linda Carlton, Air Pilot
There was hot bread, too, and sundry ‘cates’ which would now be strange to our eyes.Cakes & Ale
He had brought her cates to eat, or he would have beaten her into loving him.The Fifth Queen
Ford Madox Ford
We have eaten salt together, to say nothing of pigeon pie and other cates.The Vanishing Man
R. Austin Freeman
- (sometimes singular) archaic choice dainty food; delicacies
C15: variant of acates purchases, from Old Northern French acater to buy, from Vulgar Latin accaptāre (unattested); ultimately related to Latin acceptāre to accept
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