Interested in Language
Can anybody tell me if in patches in the text below means in certain respects?
"Ailsa was singularly ignorant in patches, and had no idea that anything but dress, jewelry, champaigne, and women cost money."
Aleister Crowley, The Chute, 1915
Thanks a lot.
Not a Teacher
You've got it right. She was quite ignorant in some areas ("in patches"), but not in others.