pat (adv.)
neatly, opportunely, aptly
H8 II.iii.84[Old Lady to Anne, of being in court] nor could [I] / Come pat betwixt too early and too late / For any suit of pounds [i.e. I could never get the timing right when asking for money]
Ham III.iii.73[Hamlet to himself, of killing Claudius] Now might I do it pat
KL I.ii.133.1[Edmund to himself, of Edgar] pat he comes
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