noun (pl=centos or (obsolete) centones)
- A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors.
Etymology: From Latin Latin, cento "patchwork garment".
- 2007: Paradise Lost, as Teskey observes, is a , a vast echo chamber of classical texts, all twisted into new shapes. " William Poole, "Out of his Furrow", London Review of Books 29:3, p. 16
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