noun, plural mot·leys.
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Now, it’s all up to a motley crew of players to plan out how to actually get these things to people like doctors and nurses in the safest way possible.
Ultimately conquering the coronavirus pandemic will likely require a motley crew of vaccines which use different technologies.The science behind the leading COVID vaccines will lead to faster manufacturing|Sy Mukherjee|December 5, 2020|Fortune
A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812|Ben Jacobs|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A motley crew, to be sure: Islamic states, sub-Saharan Africa, China.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style|Jay Michaelson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The motley crew cast participates in an illegal cross-country car race, while doing anything to win.
And a motley cast of characters—is that a guy in a chicken costume?
Works beautifully with lids of any size, and fits under one of our motley assortment of work islands with no trouble.
The motley passengers were all sound asleep; no one had been disturbed by the fracas.Pirates of the Gorm|Nat Schachner
The irruption of this motley crew with beat of drum, according to ancient custom, was the consummation of uproar and merriment.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.|Washington Irving
Along that gorge rode a motley throng—bearded men on half-wild horses, five hundred strong, bristling with weapons.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
It clothed itself in motley flesh, and passed through green meadows and shady forests.
We believe these to have been sincere expressions—inside his motley garb he had a heart of tenderness.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange