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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
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.
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.

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