Examples of miscellaneous in a Sentence
The coyotes, in other words, also munched rabbits, woodchucks, meadow mice, deer mice, jumping mice, and freelance miscellaneous booty like frogs and fallen apples and muskrats, … —Edward Hoagland, Harper's, June 2007
The sandhogs' word for a miscellaneous happening in which a sandhog is injured is mishap. —Alec Wilkinson, Double Take, Summer 2001
… we came upon what must have been his camp, a rather elaborate shelter made of lashed saplings and covered with plastic sheeting; empty Clorox bottles were scattered around, along with rope, canned goods, and what Huck Finn would have called his traps—the miscellaneous pots, clothing, and whatnot that you lug around through life. —Franklin Burroughs, The River Home, 1992
a miscellaneous collection of tools
the bottom of the drawer was always a miscellaneous accumulation of odds and ends
Recent Examples of miscellaneous from the Web
Nearly 40% involved HIV/AIDS, followed by, in descending order: developmental biology; eye development and disease; other infectious diseases like hepatitis C; miscellaneous; and in utero diseases, toxic exposures, and congenital conditions.
Rivers estimates 20 percent are for fires or miscellaneous calls.
The tax rate has been generating $800,000 to $900,000 a year and, with miscellaneous revenue, the fund had about $1 million in it a year, said county attorney Scott McClure.
Eligible fish in the spearfishing division include barracuda, cobia, grouper, jack crevalle, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, triggerfish and miscellaneous.
McRobbie's compensation included base pay of $600,000, bonuses of $150,000 and miscellaneous benefits totaling $306,000, according to the Chronicle's data.
On the third day of Firefly—so hot not even a double shower could wash away the second skin of sweat/sunscreen/bug spray/miscellaneous filth one accrues at a camping-heavy music festival—
Warren shed her anonymity in 1790, publishing her book Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous under her own name.
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Origin and Etymology of miscellaneous
Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus mixed
First Known Use: 1637See Words from the same year
MISCELLANEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscellaneous for English Language Learners
: including many things of different kinds
MISCELLANEOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of miscellaneous for Students
: consisting of many things of different sorts
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