Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In costume, a narrow band of stuff applied to a garment, whether for utility, as when it retains in place a belt or sash, or for mere decoration. Pattes are sometimes used to set off a rich application of any sort, as a jewel.
- n. A small strap or band used in tailoring and dressmaking for holding together two parts of a garment which just meet and do not overlap. The patte may have a button at each end, or a button and a buttonhole, etc.
- n. Cleverness; skill in execution; genius.
“Still, what the French call "patte" - that elusive quality that makes an artist's work instantly identifiable - was always there, from the earliest sketch in the show, a 1949 doodling on the back of an envelope.”
“Elle a l'air bien penaude dans son manteau "cinquième-patte”
“* The bamboo-like reeds were broken in bits along the ground and one of these bits got stuck, painfully, between the "fingers" of the dog's patte.”
“Do I need a choke for a tighter patte | Field & Stream”
“Symbolise l'amour des arts .... sa feuille ressemble à une patte d'ours ...”
“It is not poker, but good old rummy or theen patte (three cards).”
“Quand on lui appuie sui la patte il baille et dit "je suis fatigué" hahahaha quel humour!”
“On a meme joué au Kamikaze avec l'echelle posée sur une patte et appuyé sur un bout de polystyrene en plein milieu des escalier!”
““But the soft touch of a patte de velours will do it no harm.””
““She offers me no patte de velours; she is all form and reserve with me.””
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