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Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.

[Latin miscellānea, from neuter pl. of miscellāneus, miscellaneous; see miscellaneous.]


pl n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of miscellaneous items, esp literary works
[C16: from Latin: neuter pl of miscellāneus miscellaneous]


(ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni ə)

miscellaneous collected writings, papers, or objects.
[1565–75; < Latin miscellānea hash, hodgepodge, n. use of neuter pl. of miscellāneus miscellaneous]

miscellanea, miscellany

a varied collection, particularly a collection of literary works, extracts, fragments, etc., in book form. — miscellaneous, adj.
See also: Books


 a collection of miscellaneous materials or matter.
Examples: a literary miscellanea, 1571.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miscellanea - a collection containing a variety of sorts of thingsmiscellanea - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
grab bag - an assortment of miscellaneous items
witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew - a fearsome mixture; "a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists"; "mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"
range - a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
selection - an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
alphabet soup - a confusing assortment; "Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"
sampler - an assortment of various samples; "a candy sampler"; "a sampler of French poets"


plVerschiedenes nt; (of literary compositions, objects)(bunte) Sammlung
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In Praise of Wine Meli writes of the "healing" power of Bacchus's nectar, echoed by Sarudda in Ditirammu, within this anthology's section labeled Miscellanea, "when I consume a lot of wine, all of my cares, all of my gloom, just fade in the air" (p.
Whenever I come up with interesting linguistic ideas and observations that don't fit the above categories, I assemble them into a potpourri of miscellanea, sometimes employing the wry and paradoxical style popularized by George Carlin and Steven Wright.
Megarry, in his three volumes of legal miscellanea, collects cases, doctrine, and lore.
Miscellanea miscella, Miscellanea juliettae, Lockhartia haimei, Lockhartia conditi, Lockhartia tipper andLockhartia conica were identified from the Lockhart Formation.
In the miscellanea section an elegant French marble and ormolu clock garniture realised PS1,000, a 12in bronze model of Napoleon on horseback, PS600, a ladies leather travel case by Finnigans of New Bond Street complete with silver accessories, PS480, and a pair of pocket percussion pistols by Westwood of London, PS420.
The sections cover neotestamentica, philosophica, patristica, and theologica and miscellanea.
The collection is made up of around 1,000 scores, including some first and very early editions, as well as manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellanea.
A number of 145 thin sections were prepared to study the internal structures of important larger foraminiferas and identified the following genera: Lockhartia, Operculina, Assilina, Miscellanea, Discocyclina, Ranikothalia,Bigenerina and Milliolids
This slim volume draws on all sorts of Arthurian miscellanea, but it's best shelved to the right of T.
Two chapters in particular--by Jose Francisco Fernandez and Margarita Blanco Holsher--could have been placed in a miscellanea section.
There is hope this collection of Masonic miscellanea might one day be put on display, shedding some light onto the enigmatic world of the Masons.