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  • n. Plural form of odd job.


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  • But if you think I'm staying on here, kicking my heels, and doing odd jobs in what I consider is just a crazy set-up - well, think again!

    Twin Moons

  • “Doin odd jobs fer t’church an t’rich ladies with banker husbands who don’t wanna dirty their lily-white hands.”


  • Of Mr. Feuerstein's six weeks in Hoboken it is enough to say that they were weeks of storm and stress -- wretched lodgments in low boarding-houses, odd jobs at giving recitations in beer halls, undignified ejectments for drunkenness and failure to pay, borrowings which were removed from frank street-begging only in his imagination.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • Mr. Starbird learned that Mr. Talbot, a retail merchant, wanted a little chap to do odd jobs around his house for his mother; a bargain was made, and Allen was turned over to Talbot.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • Before that I had made my living by cadging odd jobs from newspapers, by reporting a donkey show here or a wedding there; I had earned a few pounds by addressing envelopes, reading to old ladies, making artificial flowers, teaching the alphabet to small children in a kinder garten.

    A room of one's own

  • Why, I was a workin 'last night till nigh twelve o'clock, doin' up odd jobs o 'blacksmithin'.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Harry had done odd jobs for the Tate-Evanses, as well as for the Wilsons, and although he'd never been invited to join the Enclave, he knew about it because David had talked about it with him.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Two of these young men were sign-painters, the others did odd jobs illustrating, and filled in the time at anything which chance offered.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • After sealing for seven months I came back to California and took odd jobs at coal shovelling and longshoring and also in a jute factory, where I worked from six in the morning until seven at night.

    Jack London: By Himself

  • But the vacancy did not occur, nor did a steady job; and I employed the time between odd jobs with writing a twenty-one - thousand-word serial for the "Youth's Companion."

    Chapter 25


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