Thursday, November 26, 2015

brat & pat


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

As for brains, they were quick brats, she thought, and modestly she ventured on a little story about her son, -- how left alone for a minute he had taken the pat of butter in his fingers, run across the room with it, and put it on the fire - merely for the fun of the thing, a feeling which she could understand. 


a person, especially a child, who behaves badly;

1. pat of butter: a small, soft, flat lump of butter;
2. ...

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