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 Patter.Pattieson (Mr. Peter). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pattern.
 
A corruption of patron. As a patron is a guide, and ought to be an example, so the word has come to signify an artistic model. (French, patron Latin, patrnus.)   1
 


 Patter.Pattieson (Mr. Peter). 

 
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