odds and ends
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So when they got home her godmother went to her odds-and-ends drawer.A Great Emergency and Other Tales|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Very frequently the odds-and-ends corner of the garden is the most attractive feature in it.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
Poor little gentlefolk, the odds-and-ends of existence, the pence and threepenny bits of human life!Memoirs of My Dead Life|George Moore
A grated floor formed a small chamber immediately under the roof, where baskets and odds-and-ends are stowed away.In the Andamans and Nicobars|C. Boden Kloss
Some talked frocks, some music, some picture-palaces, some odds-and-ends.Nights in London|Thomas Burke
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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.