purple patch


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purple patch

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Also called: purple passage a section in a piece of writing characterized by rich, fanciful, or ornate language
2. slang a period of success, good fortune, etc
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purple patch

purple passage nbrano ornato
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We were among the islands that dot the course from Genoa to Naples; that was Elba falling back on our starboard quarter, that purple patch with the hot sun setting over it.
There was a vast amount of red--good to see at any time, because one knows that some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot of blue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch, to show where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer.
Acting on language, those qualities generate a specific and unique beauty--"that other beauty of prose"--fitly illustrated by these specimens, which the reader needs hardly be told, after what has been now said, are far from being a collection of "purple patches."
"Ruskin's style--a thing of shreds and purple patches," said Lawson.
MARK JOHNSTON'S purple patch with his three-year-olds shows no signs of abating, and favourite backers on the Knavesmire got Dante week off to an ideal start when Systematic completed a hat-trick in the ten-furlong rated handicap, writes Graham Cunningham.
TEENAGE striker Martin Paterson maintained his purple patch - then admitted he would consider a permanent move to Blundell Park.
BISHR maintained the purple patch of trainer Marcus Tregoning when lifting the mile handicap under Willie Supple.
Wrexham, though, hit a purple patch in the final eight minutes of the first period, Hector Sam opening the scoring with a simple tapin.
Ian Ward provided the foundations for a challenging total with a painstaking 61, while Mark Ramprakash's purple patch continued as he struck an assured 71.
Mick Channon's purple patch continued, courtesy of Vigorous, who never gave her odds-on backers any anxiety as she waltzed home in the five-furlong conditions stakes.
McCarron is in a purple patch and acquitted himself well at the Open.
``I came here with the intention of playing everybody and when they hit their purple patch and we were up against it, I was making it even worse by making changes,'' said Platt.