from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a coating, covering, or sheen; patinated. Used especially to describe the corrosive green layer that forms on copper and its alloys.

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  • adj. Having a patina.


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patina +‎ -ed


  • It was patinaed with drawings of genitalia that had been scratched into the paint.

    Rain Gods

  • On that trip into farm country, I was surprised to see the number of well-patinaed Dodge Ram trucks on the highway.

    Chrysler's New Warranty: Maybe not in your lifetime

  • With its raw concrete patinaed by green mildew, rusting corrugated steel and neglected stretches of fence bent by fallen trees, Las Pozas feels like a Sleeping Beauty castle arrested in time before it was quite finished.

    Las Pozas: Edward James' fantasy stands tall in a jungle in Mexico

  • The compact was twenty-five to thirty yards away, headed down the bayou in the direction of the church, the license plated patinaed with mud.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • She wore cotton gloves, a denim dress with huge pockets for garden tools, and rubber boots patinaed with mud.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • The dowsing rod wasn't of fresh, shiny bronze, or of the green, patinaed sort, either.

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • Green muslin curtains hung at the windows, green mosaics of shells and seaweed decorated the walls and floor, even the tub was painted green, and the fixtures were green-patinaed bronze.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • He pointed his sword at an ornate door of patinaed bronze.

    Shadow Lord

  • Images of Junior's eyes like copper pennies, already patinaed; images of his widow who had known - because every cop's wife waits for it, fears it - why he had appeared at her front door in the grim light before dawn.

    Black Blade

  • After Josiah's death, his successor, King Jehoiakim, immediately undid his reforms (the pull of that old goddess was pretty strong, obviously), and Miss Shell and Mr. Stick, patinaed now by brine and sandstorm and bonfire, were carted out of the boulder-strewn wilderness to be displayed in the Great Temple once again.

    Skinny Legs and All


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