Smart pirates "wore a patch over one eye to keep it dark-adapted outside."
The first body was found in a patch of weeds in L.A.'s industrial wastelands.
Nobody else thought that his patch, on a 60-degree angled slope, was viable as a vineyard.
The tactful Hamad manages to patch up relations, and the two are photographed sitting together on a sofa later that day.
Bending to pressure, Obama announced a patch to health-care reform that will avoid more cancelled plans.
Then we had to stop up the holes with anything we had, and patch the paper as best we could.
There was patch after was drowned out of a curagh that turned over.
She made him a low curtsy, one of those graceful sweeping curtsies of the patch and powder period which are an extinct art.
By and by, they stood just outside the patch of light that fell from one of the windows.
There is a radical distinction between the verbs “to piece” and “to patch,” as used in connection with the making of quilts.
"piece of cloth used to mend another material," late 14c., of obscure origin, perhaps a variant of pece, pieche, from Old North French pieche (see piece (n.)), or from an unrecorded Old English word (but Old English had claðflyhte "a patch"). Phrase not a patch on "nowhere near as good as" is from 1860.
"fool, clown," 1540s, perhaps from Italian pazzo "fool," of unknown origin. Possibly from Old High German barzjan "to rave" [Klein]. But Buck says pazzo is originally euphemistic, and from Latin patiens "suffering," in medical use, "the patient." Form perhaps influenced by folk etymology derivation from patch (n.1), on notion of a fool's patched garb.
mid-15c., from patch (n.1). Electronics sense of "to connect temporarily" is attested from 1923. Related: Patched; patching.
A small circumscribed area differing from the surrounding surface.
A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
A transdermal patch.