patchwork quilt

noun

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

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Gone would be the patchwork quilt of private apartments and commercial hotel rooms rented simply to put a roof over someone's head. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "New York is ripping up the playbook on how it shelters the homeless," 25 May 2018 The divide is so stark airline passengers can see it—a patchwork quilt of green farms on one side, a vast expanse of brown and gold on the other. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "A Nation Divided: Arid/Humid Climate Boundary in U.S. Creeps Eastward," 27 Apr. 2018 Roberta Frederick, who came from Chicago to spend time with her family in Lake County, marveled at a patchwork quilt that was crafted in the 1880s and enclosed in a protective case. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Life-sized dinosaur, wigwam and hands-on experiences featured at new Lake County museum," 25 Mar. 2018 Irish patchwork quilts made their debut in the motherland in the early 1800s. Brenda Yenke, cleveland.com, "Splendors of green at Chagrin Falls Antique Show: Yenke Peddler antiques," 15 Mar. 2018 Before his arrival, the Browns were a patchwork quilt of different eras, each season bringing on a new general manager, head coach and philosophy. Conor Orr, SI.com, "As Browns Trade for Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor and Damarious Randall, Sashi Brown Can’t Be Ignored," 9 Mar. 2018 The states are a patchwork quilt of laws governing the sale, licensure, carriage and use of guns. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "The stronger a state's gun laws, the lower its rate of gun-related homicides and suicides," 5 Mar. 2018 Highly stylized, each scene looks like a patchwork quilt rendered in Magic Marker. Amy Rose Spiegel, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: The ’90s Computer Game Chop Suey," 26 Feb. 2018 Traditionally, expansion teams are patchwork quilts. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Are Golden Knights now a good story turned Stanley Cup contender?," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of patchwork quilt

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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patch together

patch up

patchwork

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patchy

patd

pat down

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