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A remnant or part of something, typically left over from a larger piece or set.‘a quilt made from oddments of silk’
scraps, remnants, odds and ends, bits, pieces, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, leftovers, fragments, snippets, offcuts, ends, shreds, slivers, stubs, tail endsodds and ends, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, stuff, paraphernalia, things, miscellanea, bric-a-brac, sundries, knick-knacks, souvenirs, keepsakes, mementoes, lumber, flotsam and jetsamView synonyms
- ‘In it, I correct him about a 1964 Marvel oddment and prove that there's nothing too trivial for some of us comic buffs.’
- ‘You would be hard-pressed to come up with a more heterogeneous collection of oddments.’
- ‘Kat'd brought along some of the jerky, oddments from the previous day's meals, and bottles of water for lunch.’
- ‘They contained substantial amounts of sand and mud, in addition to encrusting calcareous algae and other oddments.’
- ‘Inside the room were supplies, blankets, water, and a few other oddments.’
- ‘These shelves held torches, candles, flint, a few swords, and other oddments that could prove useful.’
- ‘There are map and bottle holders, pockets on the backs of the front seats, a sunglasses holder and oddments boxes in the centre console.’
- ‘The Whites did disinter some oddments, but these did not make satisfactory relics.’
- ‘St. Conleth's Day Care Centre is looking for oddments or surplus wool and knitting needles.’
- ‘The Taj Mahahl is made of treated pine, chicken wire, second hand corrugated iron and various off cuts and oddments of wood.’
- ‘‘We are very religious,’ he said as he folded his threadbare deckchair and prepared to carry away their bulging bag of oddments.’
- ‘The town dump was situated there, and all sorts of oddments, like old bicycle frames could be found there.’
- ‘He smiled and went to fetch oddments for other patrons.’
- ‘The turf is usually littered with oddments of paper.’
- ‘But what might have been a fascinating exhibition was just an interesting collection of oddments.’
- ‘This one contains old TV pilots, trailers and oddments but no movies.’
- ‘As a result, they insert oddments and stray cartoons almost randomly between the announced programming.’
- ‘But beyond the collection of curiosities and oddments, nothing extensive or substantive remains from what he said.’
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