Oddment

Odd"ment

(?), n. [Odd + -ment.] An odd thing, or one that is left over, disconnected, fragmentary, or the like; something that is separated or disconnected from its fellows; Specif.: (Printing) Any separate small part or page in a book, other than the text, such as the title page, contents, etc.

A miscellaneous collection of riddles, charms, gnomic verses, and "oddments" of different kinds.
Saintsbury.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
Syn. -- end, remainder, remnant, scrap.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. Something unusual, and perhaps worthy of collecting.
Syn. -- curio, curiosity, oddity, peculiarity, rarity, collectible.
[WordNet 1.5]

4. pl. Odds and ends; a motley assortment of things.
Syn. -- odds and ends, melange, farrago, ragbag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, omnium-gatherum.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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