from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Odd; not matched; not appropriated; left over; occasional; incidental: as, an orra thing; an orra time.
  • Employed, as about a farm, for doing the odd jobs or work which the servants having regular and specified duties cannot overtake: as, an orra man.
  • Base; low; mean; worthless: as, to keep orra company.


Probably originally a reduced form of over + all. (Wiktionary)



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  • I thought about making an orra-ble pun here but decided better of it.

    July 26, 2016

  • The gnomes are not fauna nor flora
    But gardens are blessed by their aura.
    Their magic potential
    May not be essential
    But some find them charmingly orra.

    July 26, 2016