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  • n. Plural form of pate.

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Examples

  • The First Consul laughed, called him a gourmand, and, patting him on the shoulder, said, "Do not distress yourself, my dear Cambaceres; the couriers shall continue to bring you your 'dindes aux truffes', your Strasburg 'pates', your Mayence hams, and your other titbits."

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Cambaceres; the couriers shall continue to bring you your 'dindes aux truffes', your Strasburg 'pates', your Mayence hams, and your other titbits. "

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Then it will be blow for blow, hand-to-hand, and the strongest pates and arms will win.

    CHAPTER XLIV

  • And if I really was serious about learning how to make pates and terrines this winter, he could easily supply me with as much goose liver as I wanted or needed.

    Elissa Altman: The Real L Word

  • A technician in a coffee stained lab coat watches as his colleague removes the electrodes from their shaven pates and wipes away the conductive saline gel.

    365 tomorrows » Roi R. Czechvala : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Since most human baldness appears to be genetic, rather than a side effect of anxiety or shock, it's unclear how hopeful those with smooth, shiny pates should be.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • The men were clad entirely in dirt white, with their long hair done up in a curious knot on their pates -- the marriage knot, as

    Chapter 15

  • They occupied the rear of the stage and above their gleaming pates a curtain shrouded what Miriam said was one of the largest LCD screens in the world.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Last year, when a reunion of "Phantom" fans attended the Las Vegas production of the musical in costumes — many in Victorian garb — at least two people came dressed as Mr. Prince, with bald pates and glasses perched atop their brows, the director's longtime signature look (though he's putting the glasses to actual use more often now).

    Return of the Prince

  • I heard the album for the first time at one of those neighborhood step-parties: appetizers and cocktails at one house, cheeses and pates with champagne at the next, and so on.

    An Italian Lunch (II)

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