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 for Odder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Odd \Odd\ ([o^]d), a. [Compar. Odder ([o^]d"[~e]r); superl.
     Oddest.] [OE. odde, fr. Icel. oddi a tongue of land, a
     triangle, an odd number (from the third or odd angle, or
     point, of a triangle), orig., a point, tip; akin to Icel.
     oddr point, point of a weapon, Sw. udda odd, udd point, Dan.
     od, AS. ord, OHG. ort, G. ort place (cf. E. point, for change
     of meaning).]
     1. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a
        pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd
        shoe; an odd glove.
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     2. Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of
        being evenly paired, one unit with another; as, 1, 3, 7,
        9, 11, etc., are odd numbers.
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              I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. --Shak.
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     3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or
        mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a
        specified number; extra.
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              Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was
              made, it was destroyed in a deluge.   --T. Burnet.
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              There are yet missing of your company
              Some few odd lads that you remember not. --Shak.
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     4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence,
        occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd
        trifles.
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     5. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular;
        peculiar; unique; strange. "An odd action." --Shak. "An
        odd expression." --Thackeray.
  
     Syn: extraordinary; queer.
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                The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is,
                in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius. --Ascham.
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                Patients have sometimes coveted odd things.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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                Locke's Essay would be a very odd book for a man
                to make himself master of, who would get a
                reputation by critical writings.    --Spectator.
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     Syn: Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary;
          strange; queer; eccentric; whimsical; fantastical;
          droll; comical. See Quaint.
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