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patched-together

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  • Chris Collins had lived with her family in the patched-together weekend house on Maryland's Severn River for several years.

    A riverfront retreat, built with the long view

  • In fact, despite the urban-legend tendency to imagine "mole people" dwelling beneath the metropolis, the village of patched-together homes was the exception among the more typical settings for the unsheltered of New York sidewalks, parks, etc.

    The Subterranean Homelessness Blues

  • In fact, despite the urban-legend tendency to imagine "mole people" dwelling beneath the metropolis, the village of patched-together homes was the exception among the more typical settings for the unsheltered of New York sidewalks, parks, etc.

    The Subterranean Homelessness Blues

  • They are looking for a solution before the current patched-together rescue system expires in 2013.

    New Euro-Zone Rules Could Backfire

  • More forgiving, Stephen Holden in The New York Times called it a “patched-together but still entertaining movie.”

    STAR

  • A patched-together version of I-95 or I-5, Tampa snaked north to Baghdad and through Baghdad Traffic Circle, shot a northwesterly arrow beyond Yarmuk Traffic Circle in Mosul, about 220 miles from Baghdad, and then continued north before running its course in Turkey.

    Hope Unseen

  • This is one of the reasons I recommended, a quarter century ago, a comprehensive reconstruction of the patched-together structure of schooling we have had for many years.

    Goodlad: How to help our schools -- Part 3

  • A patched-together version of I-95 or I-5, Tampa snaked north to Baghdad and through Baghdad Traffic Circle, shot a northwesterly arrow beyond Yarmuk Traffic Circle in Mosul, about 220 miles from Baghdad, and then continued north before running its course in Turkey.

    Hope Unseen

  • No matter that he actually died of complications of pneumonia, which he had contracted in the hospital as he was lying in traction, recovering from a broken leg, shattered ankle, and patched-together pelvis, suffered after falling from a hay wagon.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • He was dressed in a mix of tree bark, animal skins, and the patched-together remnants of what had once been a red jersey and white trousers, all topped off with a torn and battered sailor's cap.

    Archive 2009-10-01

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