miscellany

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n miscellany an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
    • n miscellany a collection containing a variety of sorts of things "a great assortment of cars was on display","he had a variety of disorders","a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Miscellany A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects. "'T is but a bundle or miscellany of sin; sins original, and sins actual."
    • a Miscellany Miscellaneous; heterogeneous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • miscellany Miscellaneous; diversified.
    • n miscellany A mixture of various kinds; a combination of diverse objects, parts, or elements.
    • n miscellany A diversified literary collection; a book or periodical publication containing compositions on various subjects.
    • n miscellany Synonyms See mixture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Miscellany a mixture of various kinds: a collection of writings on different subjects—also n.pl. Miscellā′nea
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. miscellanea, neut. pl. of. miscellaneus,: cf. F. miscellanée, pl. miscellanées,. See Miscellaneous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. miscellaneusmiscēre, to mix.

Usage

In literature:

In the "Miscellanies" of St. Evremond a graphic sketch is given of his work.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Several sermons preached by the boy-bishops are still preserved; one is reprinted in the Camden Society's "Miscellany," vol.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
A few words have to be said in passing as to the miscellanies which played such an important part in the poetical literature of the day.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Literary and Historical Miscellanies.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Prescott's Biographical and Critical Miscellanies.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
ALLAN RAMSAY'S TEA-TABLE MISCELLANY.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
CHAMBERS'S MISCELLANY OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE CAMDEN MISCELLANY, containing, 1.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
His will is printed in the Bannatyne Miscellany.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Trumbull's counsel to him to translate Homer, and his first essay in Tonson's "Miscellany," have already been mentioned.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
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In news:

Carl Jung 's "Other Red Book," in its usual place, next to "Schott's Miscellany" and the NYT Almanac.
Media / TW Maintenance and Miscellany You Should Listen to Mari Herreras on the Radio Right Now.
Ben Schott, the author of "Schott's Miscellany 2009," is a contributing columnist for The Times.
A Charles Portis Miscellany .
Her majesty's miscellany is royal fun.
'This Is A Book' Of Demetri Martin's Miscellany .
Alex Palmer compiled odd bits about lit to write Literary Miscellany .
Upton's availability, and other miscellany .
Soccer World Cup Miscellany .
Accounts, People & Miscellany .
Music / Post No Bills Monday miscellany .
'Food & Drink Miscellany ' Book.
He talks about his second book called 'Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany .'.
The author of Schott's Original Miscellany, a noted compendium of lists, shows you how.
Regarding Michael Corballis's article "The Uniqueness of Human Recursive Thinking" (May-June), in his Mathematician's Miscellany, the distinguished British mathematician J.
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In science:

Bolob´as, B., Littlewood’s Miscellany, Cambridge Univ.
And free lunch for all...
No, I’m talking about the mundane mathematics that falls into the cracks between these well-developed areas: basic facts about sets, functions, and relations. I refer to the material that gets relegated to the desultory miscellanies added to texts under the name of “set-theoretic preliminaries”.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists
The concluding section is a miscellany of results.
Peak points for pseudoconvex domains: a survey
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