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Whatnot   /wˈətnˌɑt/  /hwˈətnˌɑt/   Listen

Miscellaneous curios.  Synonyms: bric-a-brac, knickknack, knickknackery, nicknack.

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"Whatnot" Quotes from Famous Books

... me, indeed, that there have been epochs of far more exquisite fancy than the present one, in matters of personal ornament, and such delicate trifles as we put upon a drawing-room table, a mantel-piece, or a whatnot. The shop in question is near the East Gate, but is hardly to be found without careful search, being denoted only by the name of "REDFERN," painted not very conspicuously in the top-light of the door. Immediately on entering, we find ourselves among a confusion of old rubbish and valuables, ...
— Our Old Home - A Series of English Sketches • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... beam out of our own eye, before we take the mote out of theirs; let us, before we complain of them for being too healthy and comfortable, remember that we have at home here tens of thousands of paupers, rogues, whatnot, who are not a whit more civilised, intellectual, virtuous, or spiritual than the Negro, and are meanwhile neither healthy nor comfortable. The Negro may have the corpus sanum without the mens sana. But what of those whose souls and bodies ...
— At Last • Charles Kingsley

Words linked to "Whatnot" :   curiosity, peculiarity, oddity, rarity, oddment, bric-a-brac, curio, knickknackery

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