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Meaning of PITAPAT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pit"a*pat`\, adv. [An onomatopoetic reduplication of
    pat a light, quick blow.]
    In a flutter; with palpitation or quick succession of beats.
    --Lowell. ``The fox's heart went pitapat.'' --L'Estrange.
  2. \Pit"a*pat`\, n.
    A light, repeated sound; a pattering, as of the rain. ``The
    pitapat of a pretty foot.'' --Dryden.
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