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miscellaneous items, matters, etc.
fragments; remnants; scraps; bits.
plural noun
miscellaneous items or articles

noun phrase

A miscellany of leftovers, outsizes, scraps, unmatched bits, etc (mid-1700s+)
Miscellaneous items, fragments and remnants, as in I’ve finished putting everything away, except for a few odds and ends. This expression may have originated as odd ends in the mid-1500s, meaning “short leftovers of some material” (such as lumber or cloth). It had acquired its present form and meaning by the mid-1700s.


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