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  • adj. Having a pate; -- used only in composition; as, long-pated; shallow-pated, twitterpated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a pate; -- used only in composition

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a pate or head (of this or that kind): used in composition: as, long-pated, long-headed, cunning; shallow-pated, ignorant, poorly informed, lacking in sense.


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  • They took their places on the little bench and the sentinel, somewhat addle-pated from the sun and the sudden responsibility and horror of the moment, made no protest, but stood dumbly on guard.

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  • Those were their cards and they had to play them, willy-nilly, hunchbacked or straight backed, crippled or clean-limbed, addle-pated or clear - headed.

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  • “She surely deserves it all,” Graham murmured, although vaguely hurt in that the addle-pated, alphabet-obsessed, epicurean anarchist of an Irishman who gloried in being a loafer and a pensioner should even mildly be in love with the Little Lady.


  • At such moments I find it well to turn to the testimony of other men to prove to myself that I am not becoming over-wrought and addle-pated.


  • Host an adle-pated reading challenge – a ridiculous amount of work.

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  • Masked warrior had pated dust on body, disappear in dense smother and fog.

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  • I had met his wishes all along the line, and even antici - pated some; and standing there, selfshorn of all my power, he knew the time did not favor to stir the people against me.


  • He is a trouble-maker, a disturber of the public peace, a shallow-pated demagogue —


  • The work stoppage would also deprive football fans of the most antic i pated match of the season so far: Defending champion Inter Milan is scheduled to play AS Roma, runner-up last season, on Sept. 26 in a game that could prove decisive in the race for the championship, known as the scudetto.

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  • Lionel Jeffries, British Character Actor, Dies at 83 - Obituary Obit - Lionel Jeffries, a mustachioed, bald-pated British character actor who excelled in rubber-faced comedic roles like Grandpa Potts in the musical fantasy adventure “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and who directed “The Railway Children” and several other family-oriented films, died Friday.

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