odd fellow


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n odd fellow someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Odd Fellow A member of a secret order, or fraternity, styled the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, established for mutual aid and social enjoyment.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society.”


In literature:

Another benevolent secret society has sprung up, chiefly in the United States, calling themselves the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
Because he liked music, John was considered an odd fellow, and his father was dead.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Heaven knows, he has reason enough for being odd, poor fellow.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
I am an odd kind of fellow, I believe.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
The only worry is, can we depend upon the fellow I laid the odds with?
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Hall, Masonic Temple, Odd Fellows' Hall and Theater.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Odd Fellows' Hall was the biggest and most pretentious building in Freekirk Head.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
A general meeting for organization was held the evening of February 4 in Odd Fellows' Hall, which was far too small for the audience.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
This lodge meets every Tuesday night at Odd Fellows Hall.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart
John's an Odd Fellow, you know.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
This is an Odd Fellow according to Odd Fellowship.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
Going to be an Odd Fellows lodge now?
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
We were now got to the upper end of the Mall, where were three or four very odd fellows sitting together upon the bench.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
After the little that he has said, honest Paul Talkebarth must appear to the gracious reader as an odd sort of fellow.
"Tales from the German" by Various
The quartermaster is an odd sort of a fellow, and sometimes changes his mind about routes.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
We know you are an odd fellow, but this is the most foolish prank I ever saw you play.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
He would be an odd fellow if you were.
"An Unknown Lover" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
With only forty-odd fellows to draw from it was remarkable that Ferry Hill turned out the teams that it did.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He was a good fellow but it was odd to hear him raise his voice and to see him point with his stick.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
When they doubled like pursued hares toward the Odd Fellows' Hall, they found its door likewise barred by blade and muzzle.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck

In poetry:

Odds fish! These fellows hitherto
Wore no demeanor critical;
But, cap in hand, have sought my view
On all affairs political.
"The Dictator" by C J Dennis

In news:

The old Odd Fellows Hall at Grand and Centre Streets is definitely odd.
Washington West's Odd Fellows cafe is now YOLO, because why not.
Ground penetrating radar used at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Odd Fellows began in 18th century England.
Order of Odd Fellows donates $1,400 to Georgetown schools.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows presented a $1,400 check to Georgetown Elementary and Middle schools on July 30.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose aggressive role in helping overturn the city's term-limits law put her at odds with mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, endorsed her fellow Democrat Monday.
Walla Walla- Faye Leora Boyer , 89, passed away March 11, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows, 534 Boyer Ave Walla Walla, WA.
A group from the Rebekahs, then the women's auxiliary of the International Order of Odd Fellows, gathers in front of the Port Angeles IOOF in 1916.
Cathedral Street's Odd Fellows Hall being converted to apartments.
Helen Marie Kissinger , 100, died Feb.10, 2011, at the Odd Fellows Home.
The Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT car raffle took place on Saturday, July 11.
Ted Weber of the Kemp Odd Fellow Lodge gave three seniors scholarship awards at the June 2 ceremony held at Hood River Valley High School.
Fairview Odd Fellows Recognition Awards Dinner.
The Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT held its first annual Recognition Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 10.