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Odd, 1) lonely, desert (German oede): “in an o. angle of the isle,” Tp. I, 2, 223.
2) single: “every man is o. No, Paris is not; for you know 'tis true, that you are o., and he is even with you,” Troil. IV, 5, 44.
3) unequalled, uncommon: “and to their hope they such o. action yield, that through their light joy seemed to appear . . . a kind of heavy fear,” Lucr. 1433.
4) singular, peculiar: “her madness hath the --est frame of sense,” Meas. V, 61. “to be so o. and from all fashions,” Ado III, 1, 72. “he is too picked, too spruce, too affected, too o., as it were, too peregrinate, as I may call it,” LLL V, 1, 15.
5) strange, fantastical, whimsical: “some few o. lads,” Tp. V, 255. “over-eyeing of his o. behaviour,” Shr. Ind. 1, 95. “some o. humour pricks him to this fashion,” III, 2, 75. “you're an o. man,” Troil. IV, 5, 41. “but this is something o.” Cor. II, 3, 88. “how strange or o. soe'er I bear myself,” Hml. I, 5, 170. “'tis one of those o. tricks which sorrow shoots out of the mind,” Ant. IV, 2, 14. “the worm is an o. worm,” V, 2, 259.
6) applied to particular purposes, but with little propriety; commonplace in the worst sense: “I may chance have some o. quirks and remnants of wit broken on me,” Ado II, 3, 244. “according to Fates and Destinies and such o. sayings,” Merch. II, 2, 66. “with old o. ends stolen out of holy writ,” R3 I, 3, 337 (Ff o. old).
7) occasional, incidental: “I fear the trust Othello puts him in, on some o. time of his infirmity, will shake this island,” Oth. II, 3, 132.
8) not even, not divisible into two equal whole numbers: “good luck lies in o. numbers,” Wiv. V, 1, 3. Quibbling in Rom. I, 3, 16 and Troil. IV, 5, 41.
9) opposed to even in another sense: “the general state, I fear, can scarce entreat you to be o. with him,” Troil. IV, 5, 265 (to be on terms of enmity and contention with him).
10) indefinitely exceeding any number specified: “pound and o. shilling,” Wint. IV, 3, 34. three hundred “and o. pounds,” H4A IV, 2, 15. “nine score and o. posts,” H4B IV, 3, 40. “a fortnight and o. days,” Rom. I, 3, 15. “I will win for him an I can; if not, I will gain nothing but my shame and the o. hits,” Hml. V, 2, 185 (i. e. the hits received into the bargain). Not preceded by and, == at least: “which doth amount to three o. ducats more than I stand debted to this gentleman,” Err. IV, 1, 30. “eighty o. years of sorrow have I seen,” R3 IV, 1, 96. “of wounds two dozen o.” Cor. II, 3, 135.
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