odd job


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odd job

n.
Any of various nonspecialized, unrelated jobs, usually domestic, unskilled, or menial.

odd′job′ber (ŏd′jŏb′ər) n.
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And while I waited, and in between the odd jobs I managed to procure, I started to earn ten dollars by writing a newspaper account of a voyage I had made, in an open boat down the Yukon, of nineteen hundred miles in nineteen days.
There were always odd jobs to be done about the barn on holidays, and the men were busy until afternoon.
The landlord (bent, honest man, on trying to keep the peace between us) had given him some odd jobs to do, in the way of small repairs, here and there about the house.
When there's no fighting to be done, the soldiers doos any little odd jobs, oo know.
Nothing steady could Daughtry procure, while his occasional odd jobs did not balance his various running expenses.
She was a free-lance typewriter and canvassed for odd jobs of copying.
A week's work or a month's work, now and again, ploughing in the winter, or picking grapes in the fall, and there's always odd jobs with the farmers through the summer.
They let him stay on--he learned to do a few odd jobs about the place--and there Captain Jim found him.
So many men in Oakland were out on strike, or were locked out, or were unable to work because of the dependence of their trades on the other tied-up trade's, that odd jobs at common labor were hard to obtain.
He's been running odd jobs, and that, for the last two months.
In the evenings they would sit around the cleared supper table, she doing odd jobs of mending, Martin reading, checking up the interest dates on his mortgages or making entries in his account book, while Bill at his books, would study to the accompaniment of record after record, blissfully unconscious of what a thorn in the flesh he and his music were to both his parents.
There were often odd jobs to be got about the fish-market.