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  • n. Plural form of pit-a-pat.


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  • Everything in the work is mannered: the painted frames, the oversized pit-a-pats of paint, the spatial markers, the lazy nods to Vuillard, Bonnard and Indian miniatures.

    Currently Hanging

  • Your little heart is going at a gallop -- bless me, how it pit-a-pats.

    Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • "Maybe it was 10: 30, as I sat smoking, when I hear pit-a-pats on the path, and here comes Mrs. Conyers running, her hair twisted up any way, and a look on her face that says burglars and mice and the flour's-all-out rolled in one.

    Rolling Stones


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