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motley
used in Henry VIII

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Definition
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
  • Only they That come to hear a merry bawdy play, A noise of targets, or to see a fellow In a long motley coat guarded with yellow, Will be deceiv'd; for, gentle hearers, know, To rank our chosen truth with such a show As fool and fight is, beside forfeiting Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring To make that only true we now intend, Will leave us never an understanding friend.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (6% in)

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