Definition of miscellany:
mélange, garland, concoction, crazy quilt, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, shuffle, clutter, arsenal, assortment, olla podrida, form, compartmentalisation, patchwork, bevy, botch, macédoine, variety show, olio, classification, compartmentalization, alphabet soup, stew, salmagundi, hotchpotch, mixing, mixed bag, wreath, lei, montage, chaplet, florilegium, farrago, litter, potpourri, diversity, muddle, agglomeration, variety, collection, categorization, jungle, battery, salad, bale, jumble, collectanea, conglomeration, mixture, jumble, admixture, welter, mishmash, assemblage, autobiography, collection, grab bag, hodgepodge, miscellanea, hash, compilation, ragout, jambalaya, gumbo, assembly, scramble, patchwork quilt, almanac, change, anthology, intermixture, collage, atlas, menagerie, collect, batch, commixture, reader, compendium, hodgepodge, medley, bible, kind, biography, bank, authority, blook, motley, agglomerate, diverseness, mix, annual, coronal, smorgasbord, categorisation, sort, tumble, rummage, album, gallimaufry, multifariousness, bestseller, symposium, pastiche.
On the point of rising, Lanyard reconsidered and, bending over the body, ran clever hands rapidly through the clothing, turning out every pocket and heaping the miscellany of rubbish thus brought to light upon the floor- with a single exception; Popinot had possessed a pistol, an excellent automatic.- "Alias The Lone Wolf", Louis Joseph Vance.
The result in fact may have been certain but it was not immediate, being delayed for nearly a quarter of a century; and the next remarkable piece of work done in English poetry after Tottel's Miscellany- a piece of work of greater actual poetical merit than anything in that Miscellany itself- was in the old forms, and showed little if any influence of the new poetical learning.- "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
Aside from the windows, doors and chimney- piece, every foot of wall space was occupied by towering bookcases or by shelves crowded to the limit of their capacity with an amazing miscellany of objects of art, the fruit of years of patient and discriminating collecting.- "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.