Which other term/terms (literary preferably) can we use instead of "patch" in this sentence? There were patches of clouds in the sky. I have only found streak so far.

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    blotches, marks, spots, smudges, speckles, smears, stains, streaks, blemishes – Christopher Nov 26 '15 at 13:50
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    @Bahman Please share your existing research so that other members of the community don't waste time researching and suggesting words you have already found and rejected. ELU is not a general research tool. – Andrew Leach Nov 26 '15 at 14:09
  • @Christopher Necessary. OP didn't. (Though it could be argued they should: reading the site rules gives a clear explanation.) – Edwin Ashworth Nov 26 '15 at 14:32
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    In my biz we often called them "quick fixes". ;) – Hot Licks Nov 26 '15 at 15:04
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    A "scattering" of clouds, although this is probably less common than the options supplied by @Christopher. – Cellobin22 Nov 26 '15 at 17:10

chevrons ("a shape, pattern, or object in the form of a V or an upside-down V")
"[white] chevrons across the [aquamarine] sky" or "[layered] chevron clouds atop the [blue] sky"

or puffs ("a movement of gas, smoke, or air that can be seen or felt")

or wisps ("a thin streak of smoke, mist, etc.") (from same website as puffs; I can only post 2 links)

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Clumps, tufts, or billows may do what you want.

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"Shreds of clouds" maybe a good option.

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    You could improve this answer by expanding on what you have written: Example; you could include a definition of "shreds" to show how your answer fits the OP's question. – Christopher Nov 27 '15 at 1:02

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