Definition of Odds and ends

1. Noun. A motley assortment of things.




Definition of Odds and ends

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Miscellaneous things. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odds And Ends

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oddi's sphincter
oddish
oddities
odditis
oddity
oddly
oddly enough
oddment
oddments
oddness
oddnesses
odds
odds-maker
odds-on
odds and ends (current term)
odds on
odds ratio
oddsmaker
oddsmakers
oddsmaking
oddsman
oddsmen
ode
odea
odelet
odelets
odeon
odeons
odes

Literary usage of Odds and ends

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1. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1880)
"A few accessory odds and ends were sold. Rags and scraps of the coarse clothing were parted with at a rate equal to about twenty dollars a yard; ..."

2. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap, Frank William Bayley, Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1918)
"... and ditto for the Boston Athenaeum; the few odds and ends of time that remain I work up into scraps, which brings me to the end of the year and to the ..."

3. The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (1847)
"odds and ends FROM i PORTFOLIO. SOME DOMESTIC PECULIARITIES OF AUTHORS. (Concluded.) CHARLES LAMB delighted in roast pig and a draught of porter out of the ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
".Yor/A. (2) odds and ends ; rubbish. Eatt. (4) A drag for timber. I'ar. dial. (3) Wicked language. North. (6) To traffic by exchange. ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"Odds and Ends affirmative, patient reader, then may you be able to conceive my situation, and understand the workings of my feelings, while I stood for a ..."

6. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle (1903)
"There are also some other odds and ends; a tea, sugar and milk establishment for you; and the other things are for Mary. Pity they are not more worth. ..."

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