Having parts, sections, or areas colored differently from each other; pied.

[From Obsolete party, variegated, from Middle English parti, from Old French, divided, striped, past participle of partir, to divide; see party.]


(ˈpɑr tiˌkʌl ərd)

having different colors in different areas or patches; variegated.
[1525–35; parti variegated < Middle French < Latin partītus divided, past participle of partīre to part. See party]
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His hair suffered to attain to a great length, is carefully combed out, and either left to fall carelessly over his shoulders, or plaited neatly and tied up in otter skins, or parti-colored ribands.
The trees were lithe, mirthful, erect -- bright, slender, and graceful, -- of eastern figure and foliage, with bark smooth, glossy, and parti-colored.
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
The camels, flung pell-mell together, were uttering dull and pitiful groans; cries and howls of despair were heard issuing from that dusty and stifling cloud, and, from time to time, a parti-colored garment cut the chaos of the scene with its vivid hues, and the moaning and shrieking sounded over all, a terrible accompaniment to this spectacle of destruction.
On either side rose precipitous cliffs of gorgeous, parti-colored rock, while beneath our feet a thick mountain grass formed a soft and noiseless carpet.
They wore the parti-colored half bonnet, half hood, with fringed ends falling upon their shoulders, and the full, flowing robe barred with broad black stripes--the dress one sees in all pictures of the swarthy sons of the desert.
All four were dressed in parti-colored robes of yellow and white, which were distinguished from each other only by the nature of the stuff; the first was of gold and silver brocade; the second, of silk; the third, of wool; the fourth, of linen.
Near to the pathway lay a long clump of greenery, and from behind this there stuck straight up into the air four human legs clad in parti-colored hosen, yellow and black.
Arcathius), the parti-colored display of military insignia, and the
In the Senior (middle) level, a gentleman named Walt Cline came to the line with a parti-colored field-bred cocker.
In the tower facing the park, the glazing to the east and west settles into a familiar and sheer curtain wall enlivened by parti-colored windowpanes set in a syncopated rhythm such as we last saw in Bernard Tschumi's Blue building on the Lower East Side.
The lord and lady of this seasonal fiefdom take center stage, Ranked by their servants, courtiers and a court jester clad in parti-colored cap and bells.

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