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  • n  a motley assortment of things

  • A gallimaufry of hallucinations, literary gossip and medical info, Burroughs' confession of a hipster junkie is its own X-rated movie, so vivid is its evocation of a mind gone bad .
  • The very quality that enriches the vocabulary--its undiscriminating tolerance for the new--obliges dictionary editors to acknowledge such a gallimaufry of new words and phrases .
  • Latest business gallimaufry is a combination of steamship operations and egg dehydration.

  • Colin Matthew in ic Wales
    As founding editor Colin Matthew described it, "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is not merely a roll-call of the great and the good, but also a gallimaufry of the eccentric and the bad."

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