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patter of tiny feet

the sound of young children; having children in the household. I really liked having the patter of tiny feet in the house. Darling, I think we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
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the patter of tiny feet

  (humorous)
something that you say which means that someone is going to have a baby I bet it won't be long till we hear the patter of tiny feet.
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patter of tiny feet

n. the sound of young children; having children in the household. Darling, I think we’re going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny
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Just then they heard a sound as of footsteps pattering along the path behind them and all three turned to see what was coming.
He had lain within the court for several hours before the first rays of sunlight penetrated the vertical shaft; almost simultaneously he heard the pattering of bare feet in the corridors about him, and a moment later saw the galleries above fill with crafty faces as a score or more entered the courtyard.
Anne awoke to find raindrops pattering against her window and shadowing the pond's gray surface with widening rings; hills and sea were hidden in mist, and the whole world seemed dim and dreary.
It was but a short time after that that Tudor tried the same trick on him, the bullets pattering about him like spiteful rain, thudding into the palm trunks, or glancing off in whining ricochets.
The leaves in the garden were beginning to rustle, and the pattering of the rain sounded on the windows.
For example," said the Great Philanthropist, watching the teardrops pattering in the dust, "these early rains are of incalculable advantage to the farmer.
He loved his books and he loved the little curly-headed children that gathered about him with pattering feet and chattering tongues, and never wished to be absent from them.
The rustle of the poplar leaves about the house worried her, it sounded so like pattering raindrops, and the full, faraway roar of the gulf, to which she listened delightedly at other times, loving its strange, sonorous, haunting rhythm, now seemed like a prophecy of storm and disaster to a small maiden who particularly wanted a fine day.
I was surprised to observe a mix of pattering and flight by larger groups of Eared Grebes in Northern California during daylight conditions.
WITH two bedrooms, double-glazing and gardens on three sides, this Selly Oak semidetached is a neat option for a young couple contemplating a future of pattering small feet.
SQM will be used to evaluate surface qualities such as smoothness, roughness, pattering and texture to ensure they are within acceptable limits.
A phenomenon that scientists call ``mirror neurons'' give people the ability to act out things they see, registering a pattering in our noggins similar to an athlete's.
The level of provocative uncertainty was just enough to whet your sense of adventure without actually scaring you, and after about twenty minutes of nor knowing where you'd find yourself next or how it all would end, it did, calmly even, in a clean, empty attic where you could hear rain pattering on the shingles above.
In no time at all, you'll be hearing the sound of dancing feet - both large and small - pattering around your home.
And that may eventually lead to the pattering of baby panda paws, keepers hope.