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They are a motley crew.
consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds of a thing — sometimes implying that the collection does not go well together and is of low quality

More rarely, motley can refer specifically to different colors.

Much more rarely (though commonly in classic literature) motley references a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England; or to a court jester’s costume made of such fabric. This sense of the word is still reasonably common in the expression motley fool which refers to a jester in such garb.
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