patch|work «PACH WURK», noun.
1. pieces of cloth of various colors or shapes sewed together by the edges: »

She made a cover of patchwork for the cushion.

2. anything like this: »

From the airplane we saw a patchwork of fields and woods.

3. Figurative. anything made of fragments; jumble: »

His memoirs were an amateurishly arranged patchwork of reminiscences.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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