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 for Odds and ends
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Odds \Odds\ ([o^]dz), n. sing. & pl. [See Odd, a.]
     1. Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of
        one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality;
        advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances;
        probability. The odds are often expressed by a ratio; as,
        the odds are three to one that he will win, i. e. he will
        win three times out of four "Preeminent by so much odds."
        --Milton. "The fearful odds of that unequal fray."
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              The odds
              Is that we scarce are men and you are gods. --Shak.
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              There appeared, at least, four to one odds against
              them.                                 --Swift.
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              All the odds between them has been the different
              scope . . . given to their understandings to range
              in.                                   --Locke.
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              Judging is balancing an account and determining on
              which side the odds lie.              --Locke.
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     2. Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase
        at odds.
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              Set them into confounding odds.       --Shak.
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              I can not speak
              Any beginning to this peevish odds.   --Shak.
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     At odds, in dispute; at variance. "These squires at odds
        did fall." --Spenser. "He flashes into one gross crime or
        other, that sets us all at odds." --Shak.
     It is odds, it is probable; same as odds are, but no
        longer used. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
     odds are it is probable; as, odds are he will win the gold
     Odds and ends, that which is left; remnants; fragments;
        refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles. "My brain is
        filled . . . with all kinds of odds and ends." --W.
     slim odds low odds; poor chances; as, there are slim odds
        he will win any medal.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  odds and ends
      n 1: a motley assortment of things [syn: odds and ends,
           oddments, melange, farrago, ragbag, mishmash,
           mingle-mangle, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, gallimaufry,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "odds and ends":
     afterglow, afterimage, all sorts, assemblage, assortment, balance,
     broad spectrum, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff, collectanea,
     conglomerate, conglomeration, cosmetics, debris, detritus, end,
     fag end, filings, fossil, gallimaufry, giftware, hash, hodgepodge,
     holdover, hotchpot, hotchpotch, husks, jumble, knickknacks,
     leavings, leftovers, magpie, mash, medley, melange, melee, mess,
     mingle-mangle, miscellanea, miscellany, mishmash, mix, mixed bag,
     mixture, motley, notions, novelties, oddments, offscourings, olio,
     olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, orts, parings, pasticcio, pastiche,
     patchwork, potpourri, rags, refuse, relics, remainder, remains,
     remnant, residue, residuum, rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump,
     salad, salmagundi, sauce, sawdust, scourings, scramble, scraps,
     shadow, shavings, stew, straw, stubble, stump, sundries, survival,
     sweepings, toilet goods, toiletries, trace, variety, vestige,
     waste, what you will

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