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Gubbins   /gˈəbɪnz/   Listen

Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known.  Synonyms: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gismo, gizmo, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget.  "There may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"

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"Gubbins" Quotes from Famous Books

... still adhered much to straight walks with high clipped hedges, they were only his great lines, the rest he diversified by wilderness and with loose groves of oak, though still within surrounding hedges. I have observed in the garden at Gubbins, in Hertfordshire, many detached thoughts, that strongly indicate the dawn of modern taste. As his reformation gained footing, he ventured farther, and in the royal garden at Richmond, dared to introduce cultivated fields, and even morsels of a forest appearance, by the sides of those endless and ...
— On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, • Samuel Felton

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