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Hotchpotch   Listen

A stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables.

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"Hotchpotch" Quotes from Famous Books

... business not to be hurried over in the mass, as amongst the acts of a great man, who may have his little errors among his great services; no, you cannot, as a judicial body, huddle all this into a hotchpotch, and decide upon it in a heap. You will have to ask yourselves,—Is this justifiable by his covenant? Is this justifiable by law? Is this justifiable, under the circumstances of the case, by an enlarged discretion? Is it to be justified under any principles ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) • Edmund Burke

... know! You, of course, will never do any of the cooking. You prefer to be one of those down whose throats the hotchpotch which is being cooked will be crammed. They will partition Bengal and say it is for your benefit. They will seal the doors of education and call it raising the standard. But you will always remain good boys, snivelling in your corners. ...
— The Home and the World • Rabindranath Tagore

Words linked to "Hotchpotch" :   smorgasbord, stew, miscellanea, melange, mixed bag, variety, assortment, potpourri, motley, gallimaufry, mixture, ragbag, salmagundi, miscellany

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