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  • n. Assorted stuff, especially if of little value

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  • n. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known


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  • So how is it that he took out all the gubbins from the plane and rebuilt it?

    The Commander

  • I don't doubt that a lot of the cyberpunk and steampunk gubbins would be just plain weird to a reader not grounded in sf, but the two books are a lot less dense in that respect, I'd say, than your average singularity story.

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • I think something in the “topic notification” gubbins has had a thromby.


  • Instead of the usual knockabout gubbins, the whole of the circus that has made politics a 'hobby' - or worse a 'career' - should be much more concerned in the fact that only THREE people turned up.

    Which party candidate wasn't going to go to the hustings tonight ?

  • The PM's hamface didn't move while his brain discarded his instinctive response "I'm such a monster my crimes don't matter to me" in favour of some gubbins about working hard during the day ensuring safe delivery into the arms of Morpheus by night.

    This week: Jacques Chirac, Matt Baker, Alvin Wong

  • Of course I'm open as wide as I can be - you've got a metric buttload of mirrors, picks and other assorted gubbins shoved halfway down my throat.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • There's a clever electronic gubbins hidden away somewhere that determines the sounds we hear.

    Saatchi's Newspeak: the good, bad and indifferent

  • The last book of the New Testament, the one with all the Antichrist and Armageddon gubbins, all the Rapture and wrath of God malarky?

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Julie and Julia has all of the winning ingredients of your lady-happy chick-flick, mixed with some run-of-the-mill award baiting biographical gubbins and sprinkled with a couple of ‘it’ leads – but this recipe is overcooked.

    Inglourious Basterds Nurmbar Won At Weekend Borx Orifice

  • Arduino board, a Linksys Wi-Fi adapter and various gubbins to connect them together.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets


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  • In the singular, one of my brother's childhood words. I'll have to ask him about gubbin next time I see him.

    November 23, 2007

  • Fragments, especially of fish, offal; a fool, a duffer.

    November 22, 2007