patchwork quilt

noun

Definition of patchwork quilt

1 : a quilt made of patchwork

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Examples of patchwork quilt in a Sentence

the essay isn't so much a cogent argument as a patchwork quilt of the writer's random musings
Recent Examples on the Web Public health experts say the problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from politicians and a patchwork quilt of approaches to containing the scourge by county, state, and federal governments. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida’s weekly COVID-19 cases going up as top government official warns of winter surge," 1 Nov. 2020 Public health experts say the problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from politicians and a patchwork quilt of approaches to containing the scourge by county, state, and federal governments. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida’s weekly COVID-19 cases going up as top government official warns of winter surge," 1 Nov. 2020 One exhibition will feature a patchwork quilt made by Jewish women in Canton, Mississippi, in 1885 to raise money to build a synagogue. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Planned Museum Will Spotlight Jewish Communities in the American South," 18 Dec. 2020 Public health experts say the problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from politicians and a patchwork quilt of approaches to containing the scourge by county, state, and federal governments. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida’s weekly COVID-19 cases going up as top government official warns of winter surge," 1 Nov. 2020 America’s patchwork quilt of culinary traditions has plenty of standouts. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Classic Midwestern dishes like tater tot hot dish, spaghetti pie and ham balls perfect to feed a family, for a potluck, and deliver carby comfort in every bite," 2 Dec. 2020 Phoenix is a thriving patchwork quilt of local music scenes within a scene, producing an astonishing variety of sounds, from punk to hip-hop, straight-up rock 'n' roll, blues, country, jazz and Afrobeat. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "From Alice Cooper to cocktails and sunsets, here's why we're thankful to live in Arizona," 24 Nov. 2020 Public health experts say the problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from politicians and a patchwork quilt of approaches to containing the scourge by county, state, and federal governments. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida’s weekly COVID-19 cases going up as top government official warns of winter surge," 1 Nov. 2020 Public health experts say the problem has been compounded by confusing and inconsistent guidance from politicians and a patchwork quilt of approaches to containing the scourge by county, state, and federal governments. Paola Pérez, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida’s weekly COVID-19 cases going up as top government official warns of winter surge," 1 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of patchwork quilt

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Patchwork quilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patchwork%20quilt. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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