Patio is Canadian for "place to drink beer once the snow melts."

It may be noted that ambient temperatures need not be comfortable. (Indeed, this is not the point.) Canadians are very fond of the outdoors and will tolerate less than ideal patio conditions, perhaps as a result of being cooped up over winter. Winter adaptations for patio drinking include large propane heaters, permitting year-round patio drinking.

Pa"ti*o (pä"tE*O), n. [Sp., a court] (Metal)

A paved yard or floor where ores are cleaned and sorted, or where ore, salt, mercury, etc., are trampled by horses, to effect intermixture and amalgamation.

⇒ The patio process is used to reduce silver ores by amalgamation.


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Pa"ti*o (?), n.

In Spain, Spanish America, etc., a court or courtyard of a house or other building; esp., an inner court open to the sky.


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