3. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
Ladies who patched both sides of their faces.Spectator.
4. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner;
generally with up; as, to patch up a truce. "If you'll patch a quarrel." Shak.
(Patch"er) n. One who patches or botches. Foxe.
(Patch"er*y) n. Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy. [R.] Shak.
(Patch"ing*ly) adv. Knavishy; deceitfully. [Obs.]
(Pa*tchou"li, Pa*tchou"ly) n. [CF. F. patchouli; prob. of East Indian origin.]
1. (Bot.) A mintlike plant (Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which
a highly valued perfume is made.
2. The perfume made from this plant.
Patchouly camphor (Chem.), a substance homologous with and resembling borneol, found in patchouly
(Patch"work`) n. Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors
and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly clumsily
composed; a thing putched up. Swift.
(Patch"y) a. Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.
(||Pa`té") a. (Her.) See Patté.
(||Pa`té") n. [F. pâté.]
1. A pie. See Patty.
2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy
grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [R.]
(Pate) n. [Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby head; patt, patz, scab + kopf head.]
1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. [Now generally used in contempt or ridicule.]
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own
pate.Ps. vii. 16.
Fat paunches have lean pate.Shak.
2. The skin of a calf's head.
(Pat"ed) a. Having a pate; used only in composition; as, long-pated; shallow- pated.
(Pa*tee") n. See Pattee.
(Pat`e*fac"tion) n. [L. patefactio, fr. patefacere to open; patere to lie open + facere to
make.] The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration. Jer. Taylor.