A Dictionary of the English Language
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Paten

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Pa'ten. n.s. [patina, Latin.] A plate. Not in use.

                        The floor of heav'n
Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold;
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st,
But in his motion like an angel sings.
Shakesp.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (78)

Attributes: Latin (569) · Noun Substantive (1025)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Paten." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12842.


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