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Patch, vb. 1) to mend with a piece sewed on: Tw. I, 5, 52. John IV, 2, 34. Cor. III, 1, 252. --ed == paltry: “a --ed fool,” Mids. IV, 1, 215 (according to some, == parti-coloured).
2) to make up of pieces and shreds: “if you'll p. a quarrel, as matter whole you have not to make it with,” Ant. II, 2, 52. “you --ed up your excuses,” Ant. II, 2, 52
3) to repair with pieces of any kind: “that that earth, which kept the world in awe, should p. a wall,” Hml. V, 1, 239.
4) to mend or repair as well as may be: “p. grief with proverbs,” Ado V, 1, 17. “virtue that transgresses is but --ed with sin,” Tw. I, 5, 53. Tw. I, 5, 53 “begin to p. up thine old body for heaven,” H4B II, 4, 252. cf. Cor. III, 1, 252.
5) to disfigure: “--ed with foul moles,” John III, 1, 47.
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