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  • n. Plural form of patch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of patch.


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  • Finding we could not weather the reef, and that _it was too late had it been in our power to give any assistance_; and still fearing that we might be embayed or entangled by the supposed chain or patches; all therefore that remained for us to do was either by dint of carrying sail to weather the reef to the southward, (meaning the Cato's Bank,) or, if failing in that, to push to leeward and endeavour to find a passage through the _patches of reef_ to the northward.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis — Volume 2

  • Hier, the sky was bright in patches and the sun shone down across the barren field below and cast clouds across the campagne.

    bapteme - French Word-A-Day

  • The waggle-dance of these remarkable insects – a symbolic system of behavioral communication that conveys information on direction and relative distances to flower patches from the hive, and is perhaps the most complex form of communication known outside the world of humans – would not be discovered for another hundred years.

    The OLM Blog

  • We had already adopted the Special Forces patch and rocker as the team patch but also approved patches from the 513th Military Intelligence

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Thick, rich soil, with ferns and grasses and such things in patches higher than your head.


  • As for the rest of the ranch, the land was good in patches, where it was cleared, like the vegetable garden and the vineyard, but the rest of it was too much up-and-down.

    Chapter VIII

  • You may be having visions of candy corn and pumpkin patches, but the retail industry is already knee-deep in Christmas spending forecasts.

    National Retail Federation releases holiday forecast

  • Summer heat and dry weather affected pumpkin patches and other fall crops throughout the region this year, but the extent varied.

    Local pumpkins survive summer heat, fall rains

  • Google map showing pumpkin patches in Maryland and Virginia.

    Local pumpkins survive summer heat, fall rains

  • The pumpkin patches first spring up around the start of October.

    A pleasing terror « Write Anything


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  • Patches, 1962, Dickey Lee (about a girl)

    Patches, 1971, Clarence Carter (about a boy)

    February 9, 2008