oddments

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oddments a motley assortment of things
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Usage

In literature:

Shelves were chipped out at a moment's notice for primus stove, spirit bottle, matches, kerosene and other oddments.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Rachel followed with some oddments.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Polton, give me a pearl shirt-button out of your oddments box.
"John Thorndyke's Cases" by R. Austin Freeman
Belgium's claim to Dutch Limburg and other territorial oddments must likewise be allowed.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
That's after paying for rum, barrer and oddments.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The upward course was an application of the principle that made the screen of tin cans and oddments remain about the Platform.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Of course your bed will be filled with brushes and boots, and any hard oddments they can find lying about.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Never mind if you have left some oddments behind; Elsie can send them on.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Patrolman Willis worked painstakingly with amplifiers on what oddments could be picked up in space.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
And on the bench, set up under the windows, stood a few oddments of appliances of a scientific nature.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Only the few little oddments that no woman can prevent.
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
There was a lace spread upon her toilet-table, on which her little oddments of silver made a brave show.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Oddments of other regiments had got through, two British and two Indian.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Oddments of deck machinery, inexplicable to a landsman, formed themselves vaguely in the mist.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
But a far worse thing happened shortly afterwards, when my wife pawned some plated oddments belonging to our landlady.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Something shifted, the oddments of woman-flesh shredded from her.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
We hastily gather up books and precious oddments, and hurry off with them to my den, where we take refuge till the whirlwind is past.
"A Lame Dog's Diary" by S. Macnaughtan
There were filthy bandages and other oddments about the floors.
"A Prisoner in Turkey" by John Still
Farmer Appleby was taking two fine young horses to market, and some apples and other oddments to his sister Olive.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
In such fetid dens, badly built, ill kept, and furnished with the strangest of oddments, most of the Poplar poor live.
"'I Believe' and other essays" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In news:

At the rear this shop has several aisles featuring a trash or treasure assortment of oddments that offer a jumbled lesson in American manufacturing.
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