Patching: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 157 pages
Familiar Quotations PatchingA poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.ndash;Diane AckermanWe allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.ndash;Maya AngelouMen in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth.ndash;Max FullerPatching ndash; IrregularIt's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.ndash;AnonymousIf we were to ask the brain how it would like to be treated, whether shaken at a random, irregular rate, or in a rhythmic, harmonious fashion, we can be sure that the brain, or for that matter the whole body, would prefer the latter.ndash;Itzhak BentovThe irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.ndash;Willa Sibert CatherImpatience is the cause of most of our irregularities and extravagances Command by obeying.ndash;MottoRegular feet can't be affected by irregular shoes.ndash;Proverb Use in Literature PatchingHis linen was fresh and new, quite conspicuously so, and, therefore, in sharp contrast to the frayed and patched, but scrupulously clean and neatly pressed khaki suit, which set forth rather bumpily his solid figure.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.Here, in fact, we had five patchy portraits of the redoubtable Colonel, taken at various angles, and in characteristic unstudied attitudes.ndash;Grant Allen in An African Millionaire.Could you have imagined that when those patches of dung have dried, human beings would collect them, store them, and use them for fuel? During the winter, they are even sold as peat is sold.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Drama on the Seashore (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).

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