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odds and sods

An assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can never find my what I need amongst all the odds and sods in this drawer! I wish the house weren't so cluttered up with odds and sods.
See also: and, odds, sod

the old sod

The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
See also: old, sod

sod all

Nothing whatsoever; very little or nothing of consequence. Primarily heard in UK. I'm trying to get going on this research project, but I've done sod all so far! A: "What did you talk about with your old classmates at the reunion?" B: "Sod all, really. They're quite a boring bunch, after all these years."
See also: all, sod

odds and ends

miscellaneous things. There were lots of odds and ends in the attic, but nothing of real value. I had the whole house cleaned out except for a few odds and ends that you might want to keep.
See also: and, end, odds

odds and ends

  (British, American & Australian) also odds and sods (British & Australian informal)
a group of small objects of different types which are not very valuable or important I eventually found my keys buried beneath the odds and ends in the bottom of my bag.
See pay over the odds
See also: and, end, odds

Sod's Law

  (British humorous)
the way in which plans fail and bad things happen where there is any possibility of them doing so It's Sod's Law that on the one occasion when the train arrives on time, I'm late!
See also: law

odds and ends

Miscellaneous items, fragments and remnants, as in I've finished putting everything away, except for a few odds and ends. This expression may have originated as odd ends in the mid-1500s, meaning "short leftovers of some material" (such as lumber or cloth). It had acquired its present form and meaning by the mid-1700s.
See also: and, end, odds

sod off

v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.
See also: off, sod
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With today's ecological concerns, many more people are considering sod for its environmental benefits.
SOD theory was greatly influenced by the writings of the French postmodern philosophers, specifically Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Felix Guattari (1930-1992) and, to a lesser extent, Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924-1998), Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007), and Paul Virilio (b.
The aim of the present study was to see whether SOD activity was associated with age, sex and rural or urban status in the three groups of Spanish people (newborns, children and young).
He and his wife, Frederike, ran a successful sod farm for 10 years in Bielefeld in the western part of Germany, before they began a new life in Oregon, he said.
The conventional process for growing sod in outdoor fields produces just one crop a year," Baldwin says.
Andre explains in the sod industry, it takes three years before you get a crop, so fields are always in rotation.
Some farmers used ox teams to break the prairie sod with John Deere's steel plow.
The natural fields need time for the sod to firmly take root and will be ready this spring.
447(a) and (c) pro vide exceptions for corporations of partnerships with corporate partners that operate sod or nursery farms, S corporations and corporations with gross receipts of $1 million or less.
The first houses were built with layers of sod, with roofs made of poles covered by additional sod or hay.
And so to the sod houses site at http://websteader.
He fell into sod farming after graduating from Fort Morgan High School, working at a Denver sod farm and soaking up all he could learn, including the fact that sod is a crop that comes back after hailstorms, a plague for Colorado's Eastern Plains.
In this review we evaluate the mode of action and effects of the SOD isoforms with respect to oxidative stress resistance, correlating age, species, and specificity of plants during development.
Turfgrass sod and trees look inviting, lure customers, and help moderate summer heat.
Introducing SOD and GPX measurements in laboratory medicine application requires identification of the biological sources of variation for: assessing the desired performance characteristics of a test, deriving the utility of the conventional population-based reference interval, and defining significant differences that imply changes in serial results from an individual [3].