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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To beat; kick.
  • To kick.
  • To beat, paw, or claw the ground with the foot, as a restless horse.
  • To do anything in a listless, aimless, or shiftless way; dawdle; potter: as, what are ye pauting at there?
  • n. Same as pat.

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