Fortunately the company decided to make an exception this time and released a patch for XP users on Thursday.
Smart pirates "wore a patch over one eye to keep it dark-adapted outside."
There was a patch of congealed blood behind his head: “Except for the blood…the dead man looked immaculate.”
The first body was found in a patch of weeds in L.A.'s industrial wastelands.
Stockman, who gets airsick when buffeted by the winds, has pressure-point wristbands and a patch on her neck to combat the nausea.
Then we had to stop up the holes with anything we had, and patch the paper as best we could.
Come, patch, you must give up your cloak; you can do without it now.
She made him a low curtsy, one of those graceful sweeping curtsies of the patch and powder period which are an extinct art.
In the middle of the back is a patch of shorter dull-gray hair.
There is a radical distinction between the verbs “to piece” and “to patch,” as used in connection with the making of quilts.
"piece of cloth used to mend another material," late 14c., of obscure origin, perhaps a variant of pece, pieche, from Old North French pieche (see piece (n.)), or from an unrecorded Old English word (but Old English had claðflyhte "a patch"). Phrase not a patch on "nowhere near as good as" is from 1860.
"fool, clown," 1540s, perhaps from Italian pazzo "fool," of unknown origin. Possibly from Old High German barzjan "to rave" [Klein]. But Buck says pazzo is originally euphemistic, and from Latin patiens "suffering," in medical use, "the patient." Form perhaps influenced by folk etymology derivation from patch (n.1), on notion of a fool's patched garb.
mid-15c., from patch (n.1). Electronics sense of "to connect temporarily" is attested from 1923. Related: Patched; patching.
A small circumscribed area differing from the surrounding surface.
A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
A transdermal patch.