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patchy

  

      adj   , patchier, patchiest  
1    irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc.  
a patchy essay     
2    having or forming patches  
  patchily      adv  
  patchiness      n  
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patch, patchily, patchouly, path

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
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