1. key pattern an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
  2. Cape Hatteras a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina
  3. pattern a repeated design, structure, or arrangement
  4. patronize provide support for
  5. bitterness the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  6. spattering the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  7. patronise assume sponsorship of
  8. patterned having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
  9. Gaius Petronius Roman satirist (died in 66)
  10. paternal characteristic of a father
  11. pecopteris Carboniferous fossil fern characterized by a regular arrangement of the leaflets resembling a comb
  12. Decapterus scads especially mackerel scad; cosmopolitan in distribution
  13. patroness a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
  14. sputtering the noise of something spattering explosively
  15. battering the act of subjecting to strong attack
  16. bettering changing for the better
  17. mecopterous of or relating to mecopterans
  18. Phegopteris beech ferns: genus is variously classified: considered alternative name for genus Dryopteris or included in genus Thelypteris
  19. mecopteran any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera
  20. bittern relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes