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- n. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mix in a disorderly way; to make a mess of.
- n. A hotchpotch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To confuse; jumble together.
- n. A confused mixture; a medley.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a motley assortment of things
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I hope you like today's shot, with its mingle-mangle of old stones and inconsistent patterns.
The Tempest is, as it were, Shakespeare's affirmation, in answer to his critics, that his plays choose to be what John Lyly called a 'mingle-mangle', mixing clowns and kings, fairies and mortals, the divine and the human.
The mingle-mangle of scarcely connected incidents which did duty with Greene for a plot, the irrepressible by-play with which
Why, a-God's name, was the old mass blotted out and this new mingle-mangle brought in, if it be all one?
There had been no half measures at Northampton, for the Puritans had a loathing of what they called a "mingle-mangle."
So that the _Essay_ is written with a stimulating mingle-mangle of attraction and reluctance, of advocacy and admission.
We have in it, indeed, got entirely out of the pure romance; but we have also got out of the _fatrasie_ -- the mingle-mangle of story, jargon, nonsense, and what not, -- out of the mere tale of adventure, out of the mere tale of _grivoiserie_.
"Have done with such mingle-mangle talk," ordered Mr. Meredith, fretfully.
Till I had made such a mingle-mangle upon their nose,
America, or the mingle-mangle which the negroes have made with French and