Cates



a choice food;delicacy; dainty.
Contemporary Examples

cates asked to see the broken window and she led him down a narrow hallway to a bathroom in the back.
She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her. Michael Daly January 28, 2012

“I am here today because Officer cates is a very bad man,” she said.
She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her. Michael Daly January 28, 2012

She returned to court on Jan. 18, to see cates remanded, pending sentencing in April, when he faces a maximum of life in prison.
She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her. Michael Daly January 28, 2012

cates appeared and grabbed her by the waist, spinning her around.
She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her. Michael Daly January 28, 2012

Meanwhile, internal affairs confronted cates with DNA evidence linking him and the victim.
She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her. Michael Daly January 28, 2012

Historical Examples

There was hot bread, too, and sundry ‘cates’ which would now be strange to our eyes.
Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer

He had brought her cates to eat, or he would have beaten her into loving him.
The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford

All that structure finds its support and staunchness in what they call the cates, which are the buoys of which we have spoken.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 – Volume 40 of 55 Francisco Colin

Torrent meanwhile encountered a giant named Weraunt, cates brother, and slew him in a hard struggle, but was himself wounded.
Torrent of Portyngale Unknown

A pico of one hundred cates is equivalent to five arrobas, twelve and one-half libras, in the new arrangement.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 – Volume 40 of 55 Francisco Colin

plural noun
(sometimes sing) (archaic) choice dainty food; delicacies

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