omnium gatherum

[ om-nee-uh m-gath-er-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF omnium gatherum

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Page 162: ominum gatherum likely is a misprint for omnium gatherum.

Murray (the publisher) said that my Life of Dr. Butler was an omnium gatherum.

The relic-hunters had penetrated their omnium gatherum and offered fabulous sums for the quaint old bits they found there.

I am bringing out a heavy memoir on elephants—an omnium gatherum affair, with observations on the fossil and recent species.

But in the majority of cases there is no obvious excuse for this omnium gatherum process.

There is, of course, in very many cases an individuality gained by the "omnium gatherum" of such a mode of furnishing.

Other legends were worked up into the omnium gatherum of Giron le Courtois, and with this the cycle proper ceases.

Omnium gatherum, an indiscriminate collection of articles; a numerous and by no means select assemblage.

A ship that carries a numerous crew, is a sort of omnium gatherum, of human employments.

Louie sat for a while, sucking at a lump of sugar she had swept that morning into the omnium gatherum of her pocket.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "miscellaneous collection," humorous coinage from Latin omnium "of all" (genitive plural of omnis; see omni-) + Latinized form of English gather.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OMNIUM GATHERUM

motley crew

nounmixed group of people
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