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. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida reports another 211 residents dead from coronavirus, 2,583 new infections," 10 Sep. 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 coronavirus toll tops 11,100 with 148 more deaths reported," 29 Aug. 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. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida surpasses 10,000 coronavirus deaths among residents," 20 Aug. 2020 An exquisite new meteorological data set has uncovered what millions of barometer readings missed: an ensemble of waves that race around the Earth, covering it in a patchwork quilt of high- and low-pressure zones. Quanta Magazine, "Global Wave Discovery Ends 220-Year Search," 13 Aug. 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 reports 182 coronavirus deaths, 8,502 new cases," 8 Aug. 2020 Public health experts say such behavior 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. Phil Marcelo, The Salt Lake Tribune, "As U.S. nears 5 million coronavirus cases, ‘too many are selfish’," 4 Aug. 2020 Public health experts say such behavior 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. Lisa Marie Pane, The Denver Post, "“Too many are selfish”: U.S. nears 5 million coronavirus cases," 4 Aug. 2020 Public health experts say such behavior 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. Phil Marcelo, Star Tribune, "'Too many are selfish': US nears 5 million virus cases," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of patchwork quilt

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of patchwork quilt was in 1840

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“Patchwork quilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patchwork%20quilt. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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