patchwork quilt


Definition of patchwork quilt

1 : a quilt made of patchwork

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 In 1996, a patchwork quilt made by Adeline Harris Sears of Rhode Island was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for its American Wing. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 18 Sep. 2021 As the plane dipped below the clouds, an endless patchwork quilt of green fields and russet hedges stretched out beneath me. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 18 June 2020 Typically, VPNs are provisioned manually, for each and every user — ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands — and there's little way to centrally manage this patchwork quilt of secure tunnels. Francis Dinha, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Public pensions are regulated by a thin patchwork quilt of state and local laws. Edward Siedle, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Each colorful patchwork quilt is made with 552 individual fabric squares that are sewn together to create a unique look. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 1 July 2021 The defense has potential playmakers but linebacker is a patchwork quilt of holdovers and second-chance transfers. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 28 May 2021 Every window and door has a wood frame, which helped in connecting the pieces like a patchwork quilt. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 That means America could end up looking like a patchwork quilt, with areas where COVID-19 infections are low and others where the virus continues to thrive. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of patchwork quilt

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Nov 2021

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“Patchwork quilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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