Paste to Patella
(Paste) n. [OF. paste, F. pâte, L. pasta, fr. Gr. barley broth; cf. barley porridge, sprinkled with
salt, to sprinkle. Cf. Pasty, n., Patty.]
1. A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to the consistence
of dough, as in making potter's ware.
2. Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough.
3. A kind of cement made of flour and water, starch and water, or the like, used for uniting paper
or other substances, as in bookbinding, etc., also used in calico printing as a vehicle for mordant or
4. A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously colored, used in making imitations of precious stones
or gems. See Strass.
5. A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc.
6. (Min.) The mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded.
Paste eel (Zoöl.), the vinegar eel. See under Vinegar.
(Paste), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pasting.] To unite with paste; to fasten or
join by means of paste.
1. A stiff thick kind of paper board, formed of several single sheets pasted one upon another, or of paper
macerated and pressed into molds, etc.
2. (Cookery) A board on which pastry dough is rolled; a molding board.
(Pas"tel) n. [F.; cf. It. pastello. Cf. Pastil.]
1. A crayon made of a paste composed of a color ground with gum water. [Sometimes incorrectly written
pastil.] "Charming heads in pastel." W. Black.
2. (Bot.) A plant affording a blue dye; the woad (Isatis tinctoria); also, the dye itself.
1. One who pastes; as, a paster in a government department.
2. A slip of paper, usually bearing a name, intended to be pasted by the voter, as a substitute, over
another name on a printed ballot. [Cant, U.S.]
(Pas"tern) n. [Of. pasturon, F. pâturon, fr. OF. pasture a tether, for beasts while pasturing; prop.,
a pasturing. See Pasture.]
1. The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals, between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See
Illust. of Horse.
The upper bone, or phalanx, of the foot is called the great pastern bone; the second, the small pastern
bone; and the third, in the hoof, the coffin bone.
Pastern joint, the joint in the hoof of the horse, and allied animals, between the great and small pastern