from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as shatter-brained.


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  • Instead, I who am a famed champion go daily in distrust, almost in fear, of these incomprehensible and shatter-pated beings.

    Figures of Earth

  • And everywhere, in every age, it seemed to him, men stumbled amiable and shatter-pated through a jungle of miracles, blind to its wonderfulness, and intent to gain a little money, food and sleep, a trinket or two,

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • So the protoplasm -- that first imperceptible pinhead of living matter -- had become a fish; the fish had become a batrachian, the batrachian a reptile, the reptile a mammal; thus had the puppets continuously been reshaped, into more elaborate forms more captivating to the eye, until amiable and shatter-pated man stood erect in the world.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions


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