odds and ends

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n odds and ends a motley assortment of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Odds and ends that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles.
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Idioms

Odds and ends - Odds and ends are small, remnant articles and things- the same as 'bits and bobs'.
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Usage

In literature:

I managed to save your little odds and ends too.
"Rivers of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
I'll fetch a few theological odds and ends to-night that'll p'r'aps fill 'em up.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
I'll see to it that charts, compasses, canvas, and other odds and ends are ready.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
She had already surrounded herself with odds and ends of her own, with books and a few flowers.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
She was rather fond of grammar, too, and odds and ends of things that aren't a bit interesting.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Once I almost fell in with it, and as odd a thing as you could imagine put an end to the scheme.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
On the writing-table, among a thousand and one odds and ends, was a memorandum calendar.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
I have driven over with these little odds and ends in the way of medical comforts for the boy.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
There are readers who can only give the odds and ends of their time to reading.
"Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
We'll make the dresses out of odds and ends, and they shan't cost you a penny.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
ODDS AND ENDS, TAXIDERMIC NOVELTIES.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
The General there and all of you, i' faith, are very glad to make use of my little odds and ends.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
The post trader drove up from the store with a lot of odds and ends.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
It was very odd, he thought, and there was an end of it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
Some talked frocks, some music, some picture-palaces, some odds-and-ends.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Books strong in abstraction are a convenient rag-bag for your mental odds and ends.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
When the Boden boat reached the geo she was stopped while Gibbie went ashore, and brought all the odds and ends recaptured at Trullyabister.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Among the various odds and ends was a leather purse.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
A few more words on odds and ends of dress, and we have done with civil costume.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Just odds and ends of the plants that seem most like folks, you know.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
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In poetry:

In back ways where odd and end go
To your meals you drop down sure,
Knowing every broken window
Of the hospitable poor.
"To A Sparrow" by Francis Ledwidge
But put together, odds and ends,
Picked up from enemies and friends
See, bits of thread, and bits of rag,
Just like a little rubbish-bag!
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
"A motley host, the Lord's debris,
Faith's odds and ends together;
Well might I shrink from guests with lungs
Tough as their breeches leather
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Think, had these odds and ends been brought
To some wise man renowned for thought,
Some man, of men a very gem,
Pray what could he have done with them ?
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
It was a Coloured Supplement
(The frame, I thought, was neat).
It showed a dog, a little maid -
Whose face was very sweet -
A kitten, and some odds and ends.
The title, rather apt, was "Friends."
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
Snippets and odd ends folded by, forgotten,
With camphor on a top shelf, hard to find,
Now wake to this most happy resurrection,
To Dinda playing toss with a reel of cotton
And staring at the blind.
"The Patchwork Bonnet" by Robert Graves

In news:

Odds and ends at conventions' end.
Odds and ends from new commish Aresco.
Airport auctions off odds and ends .
Hitler Analogies are Ignorant and Odds and Ends .
Music The Features Give Away Odds-and-Ends Compilation on NoiseTrade.
This is going to be one of those odds-and-ends columns, beginning with Easter Sunday.
1 and other odds and ends .
Odds and ends from a reporter's notebook.
The odds and ends of Mega Millions jackpot lottery.
Odds and ends from the campaign trail.
Year-End Odds and Ends .
Some odds and ends from College Report mailbag.
Here are some odds and ends from Santa's mailbag.
Condo Project Odds and Ends .
Odds and ends from Day 1.
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In science:

When δ is non-zero and (say) positive, the valence-bonds in the RSS state will have their left end-point more often on an even site than on an odd site, and the resulting state is in the (2S , 0) phase.
Permutation-Symmetric Multicritical Points in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
Take a shortest path Q in Γodd from y to V (P ), and take a cyclic shift P ′ of P starting at the end vertex of Q.
A characterization of finitely generated reflection subgroups of Coxeter groups orthogonal to a reflection
We start by dealing with even steps of the Markov chain, and at the end extend the argument to the odd ones.
Random walk on discrete point processes
An NK = 1 SUSY vertex algebra consists of the data of a vector space V , an even vector |0i ∈ V (the vacuum vector), an odd endomorphism S (whose square is an even endomorphism we denote T ), and a parity preserving linear map A 7→ Y (A, z , θ) from V to End(V )-valued fields (the state-field correspondence).
Superconformal structures on generalized Calabi-Yau metric manifolds
R and R at its ends, contain in general odd powers in 1/N for a generic irreducible representation R.
k-String tensions and the 1/N expansion
It can be easily modified to take into account both toxicity and efficacy by using their odds ratio as a measure of the trade-off or desirability to adaptively randomize patients and select the best dose combination at the end of the trial [Yin, Li and Ji (2006)].
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
We start by dealing with even steps of the Markov chain, and at the end extend the argument to the odd ones.
Behavior of random walk on discrete point processes
We will show that if n − a is odd, then we end up in η after addition and subsequent stabilization.
Critical densities in sandpile models with quenched or annealed disorder
These RD fixed points again describe ground states that consist of singlet pairs; however, now the singlet bonds preferentially start from an even (odd) site and end at an odd (even) site for positive (negative) δ .
Dynamics and Transport in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
L ~N (det(q)q ab ) which is O(1/r3) odd or O(1/r4) even repectively and thus yields a convergent integral thanks to the fact that ~N is an asymptotic Killing vector (recall the discussion at the end of the previous section).
Generalized boundary conditions for general relativity for the asymptotically flat case in terms of Ashtekar's variables
If the waiting time is equal to an odd multiple of π 4η then the two tra jectories on the block sphere corresponding to the control ion being initially in the states |0i and |1i end up separated by angle π .
Selecting ensembles for rare earth quantum computation
Though genus 0 surfaces with an odd number of ends satisfy a sharper inequality (Theorem 2.2), it seems that the Cohn-Vossen inequality is sharp for 4-noids, by numerical experiment: Let a ∈ (0, 1) be a real number and M = C ∪ {∞} \ {a, −a, a−1 , −a−1}.
Period problems for mean curvature one surfaces in $H^3$ (with application to surfaces of low total curvature)
With the same techniques we can also specify which parts of the MSE —up to order 1/n2— are due to variance and which are due to bias; to this end let Mn be the sample median and the midpoint estimator ¯Mn for odd resp. even sample size.
Higher order asymptotics for the MSE of the sample median on shrinking neighborhoods
If the permutation does not end with n, we will need the lift operation, which is defined as follows: given an odd-special Dyck path of the kind produced by this procedure, find an upstep leaving from the x-axis and let Q be the subpath consisting of that upstep and everything following it.
Bijections from weighted Dyck paths to Schroeder paths
An important property of bipartite graphs is that they are exactly the graphs which contain no cycles with an odd number of vertices. A graph is connected if for each pair of vertices u, v there is a sequence of adjacent vertices beginning with u and ending in v .
Self-testing graph states
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