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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.
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.
“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.
Masked warrior had pated dust on body, disappear in dense smother and fog.
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.
Lionel Jeffries, British Character Actor, Dies at 83 - Obituary Obit - NYTimes.com: 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.