But the odder reference in the statement is to the “diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks.”
Intrigued by his odd words and odder manner, she took the folded sheet.
An odder pair of sponsors he could not have found had he been at pains to choose them so.
The other mistake is odder still, though it may also be attributed to Rector.
This was the odder as the year was 1913, and he was exactly thirty.
But what was odder still was, that it was no longer moonlight but early dawn.
Ah, but it's odder still that she knows yours, for I perceive it is directed to you by name.
But if the ratel is odd in appearance, it is odder still in habits.
That was odder still; for of all animals in the world it least required it.
The camp looked very strange without the horses, and it was odder still to have no watering or grooming to do.
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.