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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Miscellaneous items, remnants, or pieces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Miscellaneous things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a motley assortment of things


From an dialectal corruption of ords and endsĀ ("points and endings" or "beginnings and ends"). More at ord, end. (Wiktionary)


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