- n. Plural form of odd job.
“But if you think I'm staying on here, kicking my heels, and doing odd jobs in what I consider is just a crazy set-up - well, think again!”
““Doin odd jobs fer t’church an t’rich ladies with banker husbands who don’t wanna dirty their lily-white hands.””
“Of Mr. Feuerstein's six weeks in Hoboken it is enough to say that they were weeks of storm and stress -- wretched lodgments in low boarding-houses, odd jobs at giving recitations in beer halls, undignified ejectments for drunkenness and failure to pay, borrowings which were removed from frank street-begging only in his imagination.”
“Mr. Starbird learned that Mr. Talbot, a retail merchant, wanted a little chap to do odd jobs around his house for his mother; a bargain was made, and Allen was turned over to Talbot.”
“Before that I had made my living by cadging odd jobs from newspapers, by reporting a donkey show here or a wedding there; I had earned a few pounds by addressing envelopes, reading to old ladies, making artificial flowers, teaching the alphabet to small children in a kinder garten.”
“Why, I was a workin 'last night till nigh twelve o'clock, doin' up odd jobs o 'blacksmithin'.”
“Harry had done odd jobs for the Tate-Evanses, as well as for the Wilsons, and although he'd never been invited to join the Enclave, he knew about it because David had talked about it with him.”
“Two of these young men were sign-painters, the others did odd jobs illustrating, and filled in the time at anything which chance offered.”
“After sealing for seven months I came back to California and took odd jobs at coal shovelling and longshoring and also in a jute factory, where I worked from six in the morning until seven at night.”
“But the vacancy did not occur, nor did a steady job; and I employed the time between odd jobs with writing a twenty-one - thousand-word serial for the "Youth's Companion.”
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