verb (used with object)
Origin of patchwork
Examples from the Web for patchwork
The lab opened the door to a patchwork of grants from around the world which allowed Lavie to begin auditioning actresses.
We have a patchwork system in which some people are covered, and others wait and wait.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A patchwork of building shells and cratered streets, the city tells of a cyclical war, still smoldering.
Other parents use a patchwork of care with a different plan in place every day.
Like a patchwork quilt we can cherry pick from the holiday the parts that nurture our well worn hearts.
She got into bed and looked at Deirdre across the patchwork quilt, conscious of having performed her whole duty for the day.The Pioneers|Katharine Susannah Prichard
I know one thing—I shall bring my crochet-work to-morrow, and my tatting, and my knitting-work, and my—patchwork!Glory and the Other Girl|Annie Hamilton Donnell
"It's enough to drive a crazy lady mad," murmured the Patchwork Girl.
In the middle of the path sat the Patchwork Girl, playing with pebbles she had picked up.
Excited as I was over the patchwork of news, I laughed scornfully at Anthony's dream.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson