parti-coloured


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parti-coloured

, party-coloured
having different colours in different parts; variegated
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The nature of the beasts they saw was changing, the cattle shorterlegged and shaggy, with wide horns, the sheep all colours from beige to parti-coloured, their fleeces long and draggled.
Countermanding the excessive girth, nonetheless, are his parti-coloured, Giottoesque wings.
...you simply refuse to be overlooked, you celebrant of the variegated, the parti-coloured, mixture of paint, pigment, picture of pied beauty.
Let Martin fulfil the role of a sly parasite: let him come onto the stage in a parti-coloured garment.
The parti-coloured garment is given as the conventional comic costume for the depiction of a pimp in Donatus' De Tragedia et Comedia, the text that appeared before almost every Renaissance edition of Terence.(9)
Parti, eyd, if we take it as 'parti-eyed', is an expression unexampled elsewhere; meaning can be wrenched out of it, faute de mieux, by desperate editors, who assume a parallel with 'parti-coloured'; but the idea that Edgar, at this of all moments, produces an obscure metaphor comparing the appearance of his father's wounds to the motley garb of a jester is grotesque.
A parti-coloured bat makes this noise to protect its territory."The bat flies out of the shelter shortly after sunset, flying around the object and making strong and fast clinking noises," said Michal Noga from Soala Protection of Nature organization, as cited by the TASR newswire.
It was quite natural for Swift to fix upon the idea of the parti-coloured coats for his own purposes.

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