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patchwork

noun
     
patchwork
Related topics: Sewing and Knitting
patch‧work
1DLH [uncountable] a type of sewing in which many coloured squares of cloth are stitched together to make one large piece:
2 [singular] something that is made up of a lot of different things
patchwork of
a patchwork of woods and fields, typical of the English countryside
The area was a patchwork of local industries.

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