farrago

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n farrago a motley assortment of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Farrago A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture. "A confounded farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, wishes, and all the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n farrago A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a hodgepodge.
    • n farrago Synonyms See mixture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Farrago far-rā′gō a confused mass
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. farrago, -aginis, mixed fodder for cattle, mash, medley, fr. far, a sort of grain. See Farina
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., far, grain.

Usage

In literature:

We select some fractions, by way of finish to this farrago.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN FARRAGO.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The curious reader may see this farrago of nonsense among the Harleian Mss.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In all this farrago, she never gives the reader an atom of information worth the paper which she blots.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
Really, the whole story sounds the maddest farrago of nonsense I have ever heard.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
Since it is in consequence of your own request, Sir, that I write this long farrago, I expect you will overlook all inaccuracies.
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
No real harm can come of this typical farrago.
"" by E.W. Hornung
ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN FARRAGO.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Surely no mortal can decipher such a farrago of alphabetical obscurity.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
Darts, flames, cupids, love graces and all that farrago are just ... a senseless rabble.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
She was afflicted with none of the complex psychology which makes the Western woman's life a farrago of intricate inhibitions.
"Command" by William McFee
I appeal to your Lordships if such a farrago as this can be at all inferential or relevant?
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
He tried to remember how he had come there, but the final stages were a painful farrago.
"Denis Dent" by Ernest W. Hornung
Now we arrive at the curiosity shops displaying several porcelain articles, a few of bronze, many tiles, and a farrago of rubbish.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by Péter Vay
Omnibus, Squire Farrago, Mrs. Pickett, and her daughters, the Misses Patience and Hopestill Pickett.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
To her practical but limited intelligence the creed was a farrago of folly.
"The Maid of Honour, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
It would be an insult to my readers' understandings to attempt any thing like a criticism on this farrago of false thoughts and nonsense.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
Away with it all, for a farrago of nonsense, lies, and nuisances!
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
By some it was thought a master-piece of original humor; by others, a wild and fantastic farrago.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
It is a mere bandbox of a theatre, and everybody in London wants to see this farrago of nonsense illustrated by pretty women.
"Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In news:

Deciding on an appetizer can be a weighty decision with Farrago 's global cuisine, which has included such world-champion contenders as chili-cured tenderloin, Asian barbecue duck and jerk chicken wings.
Farrago — fuh-RAGH-oh — mishmash, hodgepodge, jumbled mess, miscellany.
"The Metropolitan Opera Company recently announced that it was considering doing 'Tales of Hoffman,' and condemned critics for calling it 'a farrago of less than interesting tales.'".
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