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patter




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patter
     1. n. The soft sound of feet walking on a hard surface.
           I could hear the patter of mice running about in the dark.
     2. v. To make irregularly repeated sounds of low-to-moderate magnitude and lower-than-average pitch.
           The bullets pattered into the log-cabin walls.
     3. v. To spatter; to sprinkle.
     4. n. Glib and rapid speech, such as from an auctioneer, or banter during a sports event.
     5. v. To speak in such a way – glibly and rapidly, such as from an auctioneer, or when bantering during a sports event.
     6. n. One who pats.

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