To patter flash
Patter Pat"ter, v. t. 1. To spatter; to sprinkle. [R.] ``And patter the water about the boat.'' --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Patter}, v. i., 2.] To mutter; as prayers. [1913 Webster]

[The hooded clouds] patter their doleful prayers. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{To patter flash}, to talk in thieves' cant. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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