odds and ends

  1. a motley assortment of things
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How To Use odds and ends In A Sentence

  • The drawer contained various odds and ends.
  • The orange conning tower sits abandoned on the dock amid odds and ends of superstructure.
  • She confected a dress from odds and ends of fabric.
  • As I examined the heterogeneous collection of odds and ends that is always to be found in the pocket-pouch of a Martian warrior my hand fell upon the emblazoned radium flash torch of the black dator. The Warlord of Mars
  • She filled the room with odds and ends picked up at bargain prices, capacious basket chairs, low Chinese blackwood tables, glazed ceramic bowls and jars, blue Chinese rugs, yellow curtains, and cushions made from a bale of faded silk that she had dyed herself in different colors. PEARL BUCK IN CHINA
  • And the gaudy baroque of his ‘Costume Jewelry’ series foreshadows the aggrandized odds and ends of the Still Lifes to come.
  • Odds and ends around the house, such as forks, lace fabric, and toy truck tires, can be used to texture clay surfaces.
  • I sometimes think she is a sort of living phenomenon intended to represent all the passions -- a genuine Pandora's box -- a piece of patchwork made up of the odds and ends of all animals in creation -- a sort of menagerie in herself, where the dove and the kite, the serpent and the sparrow, the gilded butterfly and the unsightly bat, the gluttonous sloth and the air-feeding chamelion, are all exhibited. Alamance; Or, the Great and Final Experiment viii, 9-151, [1] p.
  • The store was no bigger than a closet, with a random assortment of electrical supplies and other odds and ends. Christianity Today
  •   They did manage to trace the horseshoes from the horse to an Italian blacksmith and they found a few other odds and ends — a flyer left near the bombsite that had been printed with stamps that said 'free the political prisoners or it will be death to all of you.' Terror on Wall Street
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