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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern; A quilt made by sewing pieces of different materials together; A theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas.

Usage examples (37)
  • To describe existing federal policies and regulatory approaches on obesity as a patchwork is an insult to quilts everywhere.
  • The uneven contrasting patchwork is a little surprising.
  • Making patchwork is likewise a quiet amusement; and if a child is taught to fit it herself, it may be made really useful.
  • Seeing that patchwork is "in" this season, I thought I'd try my hand at making a patchwork purse, since I can't decide on a color. for more
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