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MOT'LEY, adjective [Eng.mote.]

1. Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; as a motley coat.

2. Composed of different or various parts, characters or kinds; diversified; as a motley style.

And doubts of motley hue.

[This word primarily means spotted; but it may signify also striped.]