Definition of Patchily

1. Adverb. In spots.

Partainyms: Patchy



Definition of Patchily

1. Adverb. In a patchy manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patchily

1. patchy [adv] - See also: patchy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patchily

patch tests
patch up
patchable
patchboard
patchboards
patchcoat
patchcord
patched
patched-up
patcher
patchers
patchery
patches
patchier
patchiest
patchily (current term)
patchiness
patchinesses
patching
patchings
patchlike
patchnose snake
patchnose snakes
patchouli
patchoulies
patchoulis
patchoulol synthase
patchouly
patchwork
patchwork quilt

Literary usage of Patchily

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pottery of Lerna IV by Jeremy B. Rutter (1995)
"Burnished over all surfaces but very patchily on exterior body. Shape XXI.4. ... paring on exterior neck, exterior surfaces patchily burnished oven wiping. ..."

2. The Greek Coins by John H. Kroll (1993)
"Burnished over all surfaces but very patchily on exterior body. ... Traces of vertical paring on exterior neck; exterior surfaces patchily burnished over ..."

3. Investing in Biological Diversity: The Cairns Conference : Proceedings of by OECD Staff (1997)
"patchily distributed rarities of type D, which occur in small populations over a wide geographic range in a variety of habitats, are likely to become ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The interalveolar septa were also patchily thickened by excess mononuclear cells. The significance of these lesions is not known since virus was not ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"... patchily into something purely literary, or indulges in some incongruous expression not exactly ludicrous, but giving an undignified ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"It grew, we are told, patchily. In some spots it was straight, in other parts curly. It is to be expected that George Helm should be known through town, ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"... when suddenly the author, seemingly suspecting that he is- less interesting than he ought to be, plunges patchily into something purely literary, ..."

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