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  • noun Plural form of curio.

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Examples

  • Since then the white-girl rap legacy has been thin and not particularly proud: fizzled major-label curios (Icy Blu, Sarai, Lanz), indie-rap and hipster-rap curios (Uffie, Princess Superstar, the stunningly good Invincible), foreigner curios (Lady Sovereign, Macromantics,

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  • For dearer to me than all the rest of my curios are my

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891

  • It's tempting to describe the music on the two collections as "curios," but taken together, these tracks become more than mere oddities, adding to the legacy of a long-neglected voice in American music.

    Jazz Violin? Three Releases Full of Surprises

  • It has now donned the outwardly respectable look of middle age; it has laid itself out in streets; the gambling dens have disappeared, and the robbers have betaken themselves to the sale of the worst class of Japanese and Indian "curios," ostrich feathers from East Africa, and tobacco in all its forms.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • White barbers, white waiters, white coachmen, are no longer "curios;" they are persistent in their efforts to establish themselves, having no regard for peculiar races with peculiar occupations.

    Twentieth Century Negro Literature Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro

  • The amount of "curios" and souvenirs brought aboard would fill a museum.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • He would give loans on jewellery, and even on "curios" and good furniture; always, however, in connection with an account which had, maybe, run a little too long -- never as a separate transaction.

    Good Old Anna

  • These are all preserved and shown as "curios," together with beams from the church, and the old olive-mill.

    The Old Franciscan Missions Of California

  • "Thank you," said Eric again, with a joyous smile; for Mr. Lacelle's room was stored with 'curios' from the bottom of the sea, and Eric knew he could spend a long time very comfortably there.

    Eric or, Under the Sea

  • Some ladies had asked to see his collection, and he had very properly warned them that the "curios" of that ingenious and valiant nation were sometimes "curious" in a special sense, and had offered to "select."

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

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  • strong desire to know things

    May 27, 2009

  • Are you thinking of curiosity?

    May 27, 2009