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A.Word.A.Day--smorgasbord

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smorgasbord (SMOR-guhs-bord) noun

1. A buffet featuring various dishes, such as hors d'oeuvres, salads, etc.

2. A medley or miscellany.

[From Swedish Smörgåsbord, from smörgås (bread and butter), from smör (butter) + gås (goose, lump of butter) + bord (table).]

"The line-up has been settled for next month's Women in Voice season, with Katie Noonan from George making her first appearance at Brisbane's annual smorgasbord of music and cabaret."
Noel Mengel, The Line-up, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Australia), Apr 17, 2000.

"Indeed this is a smorgasbord in which there is a comparison (and contrast) between Mexican and Indian artists and their reaction to America."
Minakshi Raja, Indian Artists, Business India, May 13, 2002.

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