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  • Kyrtian froze; almost directly above them, he heard that pe-culiar whining again.

    Elvenborn

  • Roland found her placement there passing pe-culiar, especially given the fact that the Mayor's missus had been seated almost all the way at the far end of the table, with Cuthbert on one side of her and some rancher to whom they had not yet been introduced on her other.

    Wizard and Glass

  • In the distance, prickly flashes of light took on pe-culiar shapes, like sculpted lightning.

    The Howling Stones

  • He speaks with a pe - culiar accent; he pften mutters and as often smiles.

    Tales From The Secret Annex

  • They glared through slit pupils at the pe-culiar beings surrounding them.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • Immediately Neysa felt the uncertainty in her rider; she picked up the pace, exaggerating the pe - culiar step.

    Split Infinity

  • Among the indemonstrable basic truths of a science some are pe - culiar to that science and some are common to all the sciences, “but common only in the sense of analogous, being of use only in so far as they fall within the genus constituting the province of the science in question”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • And said he, ‘Mr. Kurtz's knowkdge of unexplored regions must have been necessarily extensive and pe - culiar -- owing to his great abilities and to the deplor - able circumstances in which he had been placed: therefore --’ I assured him Mr. Kurtz's knowledge, however extensive, did not bear upon the problems of commerce or administration.

    Heart of Darkness

  • "Ha! Zis is a vairy pee-culiar thing I see!" said Fatty, sounding like the Frenchwoman again.

    The Mystery of Holly Lane

  • Spyin 'de dogs lyin' 'round in de shade, him say:' Dr. Wright, I am a 'culiar man.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 2

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