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pate

the head, esp with reference to baldness or (in facetious use) intelligence
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Tis true, my lord," answered La Ramee, "that his pates are famous and his wine magnificent.
They had told him to hope for it, but had not told him what was to be hidden in the mysterious pate.
But at least, if you don't want to see me turn crazy, tell what that famous pate will contain.
The pates and fruit were brought to the dining-room; the bonbons were passed around.
Now by the bright eyes of Nan o' the Mill, and by mine own name and that's Wat o' the Crabstaff, and by mine own mother's son, and that's myself, will I, even I, Wat o' the Crabstaff, meet this same sturdy rogue, and gin he mind not the seal of our glorious sovereign King Harry, and the warrant of the good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, I will so bruise, beat, and bemaul his pate that he shall never move finger or toe again
Now, I have a right round piece of a mind to crack thy knave's pate for thee
But as for this same knave Robin Hood, I go straightway to seek him, and if I do not score his knave's pate, cut my staff into fagots and call me woman.
Now yield thee," quoth the Tinker, "for thou art my captive; and if thou do not, I will beat thy pate to a pudding.
He pulled off his velvet cap of maintenance as he spoke, and displayed a pate which was as bald as an egg, and shone bravely in the firelight.
Selon l'organisation internationale des pates (IPO), les Tunisiens sont les plus gros consommateurs de pates dans le monde apres l'Italie.
Les Italiens sont les plus gros consommateurs de pates au monde, avec 23,5 kilos devores par personne et par an, souligne mercredi le principal syndicat d'agriculteurs du pays a l'occasion du "Pasta day".
Jenny Whitham, Director at Patchwork Pate, said: "After the huge award winning success of our vegan Red Pesto Pate in the Great taste Awards and the growing demand for our ambient range of pates and chutneys, it became clear that we needed something more than just chutney in a jar to appeal to our vegan and vegetarian customers.