motley collection

mot´ley col`lec´tion


n.1.A collection of objects of various kinds; a hodgepodge; a medley; a confused mixture; an omnium gatherum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
There were a couple of forms, notched and cut and inked all over; a small deal desk perched on four legs, at which no doubt the master sat; a few dog's-eared books upon a high shelf; and beside them a motley collection of peg-tops, balls, kites, fishing-lines, marbles, half-eaten apples, and other confiscated property of idle urchins.
The windows are, for the same reason, sufficiently diversified in appearance, being ornamented with every variety of common blind and curtain that can easily be imagined; while every doorway is blocked up, and rendered nearly impassable, by a motley collection of children and porter pots of all sizes, from the baby in arms and the half-pint pot, to the full-grown girl and half-gallon can.
Firebrand Richard Burgon, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary and a true Jez-uit, is bold to defiantly predict the Independent Group - a motley collection without policies, save keeping Britain in Europe - will fail miserably.
Dr Mahathir led the motley collection of parties to an unlikely victory in the 14th general election, successfully deposing Najib and handing Barisan Nasional its only ever electoral defeat.
Even if you've got a rather motley collection of decorations, "adding in plum and berry-hued fabrics, candles, accessories and ornaments is a great way to create a cohesive color scheme," he says.
A MOTLEY collection of characters will be taking up residence at the coast this autumn with a special Halloween get-together in mind.
Franz Sigel, a German immigrant with a mixed fighting record, and a motley collection of units numbering some 10,000 men to clear the Valley and threaten Lee's left flank.
The Prime Minister's weakness was illustrated yet again when she was forced to call off the deal because it had been vetoed by the DUP's Arlene Foster, backed by a motley collection of her own followers and hard-line English Brexiteers like Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
At first, I saw Wanderlust as just a motley collection of stories with no running thread.
But what has changed is how this significance has taken on rabid overtones with a motley collection of right-wing groups anointing themselves as cow protection vigilantes and tearing into the secular fabric of India with impunity.
The only air station in the area was at East Fortune, more than 20 miles away, which was home to a motley collection of obsolete aircraft, like the pre-war Avro 504.