Patchery Patch"er*y, n. Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • patchery — noun a) Hypocrisy; trickery. Thersites: Here is ſuch patchery, ſuch juggling and ſuch knavery! b) That which is thrown or sown together usually clumsily or with different color and textures, like patchwork. Timon: I, and you heare him cogge, ſee… …   Wiktionary

  • patchery — I. ch(ə)rē noun ( es) Etymology: patch (II) + ery : the act of patching : clumsy or hasty repairing or making : patchwork a thin sample of poetic patchery A.C.Swinburne …   Useful english dictionary

  • patchery — patch·ery …   English syllables

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