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Page 5 of 63 for the letter P

paiter, patter, paitter,
paiter ['petər, 'patər]
n. Patter. A sound, a whisper, the slightest noise or hint of speech, a syllable, word. Prattle, chatter, affected speech. A gossip, chatter-box. The Glasgow dialect.
v. To talk in a persistent, monotonous way, to chatter on endlessly, indulge in a monologue, mutter on. To speak in an undertone, whisper, carry on a low-voiced conversation.
paitern, paitren, paittren, paittern, pattren, patron, pattron,
paitern ['petərn, 'pɛtərn]
also paitren ['petrən, 'pɛtrən]
n. A pattern.
paith, path, peth,
paith [peθ]
n. A path. A steep track or road usually leading down into a ravine and up the other side, a footpath on an acclivity which follows the contour of the slope.
v. also [paθ] To pave.
Paithheid, Pethheid, Pathheid, Petheid,
Paithheid [peθhid, 'pɪthid, 'pɛðhed]
pn. Pathhead. (Fife)
Paitiesmuir, Pattiesmuir,
Paitiesmuir ['pete:zme:r]
pn. Pattiesmuir. (Fife)
paitriarch ['petrɪərx]
n. A partriarch.
pl. paitriarchs
paitrick, pairtrick, petrick, petterick, partrick, partick, pertrick, patrick, peertrick,
paitrick ['petrɪk]
also pairtrick [ 'pe:rtrɪk]
n. A partridge.
Paitrick, Pate, Patie, Paetie, Patick, Paitrik, Petherick, Peterick, patie, pattie, paty, patty,
Paitrick ['petrɪk]
n. The personal name Patrick.
dim. Pait [pet], Paitie ['pete] n. WC. A puffin.
pal, pals, palls, pally, pallie,
pal [pal]
n. A friend.
v. To befriend.

adj. Friendly.
palaiver, palaver, palauver, palaiverin, palaverin, palauverin,
palaver [pə'lavər]
also MN. palaiver [pə'levər]
n. A Palaver. A fussy manner of behaving, an excess of punctilio, an ostentatious or finical procedure, a great to-do about nothing. A foolishly ostentatious person, a tedious fuss-pot.
v. To behave in a silly or ostentatious way, to show off, fiddle about. To waste time, trifle, make a great deal of a small task.

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