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  • n. Plural form of curiosity.


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  • It might be some strange curiosity from the East – father was tremendously interested in curiosities; or it might be books, as father was fond of books.

    This Way to Christmas

  • He cited Pierre de Coubertin's notion of "le respect mutuel," and stated that journalism that serves the West's appetite for "curiosities" - highlighting China's differences with the West rather than its commonalities, its deficiencies rather than its accomplishments - is disrespectful to China and to the Olympic ideals (see the final chapter of my recent book, Beijing's Games: What the Olympics Mean to China).

    Susan Brownell: Why Can't the Chinese Authorities Allow a Little Space for Protests During the Olympics?

  • Pensacola Beach situated on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Florida features some of the StateÂ’s more wacky attractions, such as outrageous advertising billboards and the Ice House, but one of its most oft-visited curiosities is the privately-owned ‘UFOÂ’ house, located at 1304 Panferio Drive, Pensacola Beach.

    Model Ufo | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • I had heard the word only once before, at the annual county fair, where one of the curiosities was a turbaned man who claimed to be able to foretell the future.

    American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated

  • And we haue purposely omitted all nice or scholasticall curiosities not meete for your Maiesties contemplation in this our vulgare arte, and what we haue written of the auncient formes of Poemes, we haue taken from the best clerks writing in the same arte.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Amongst the curiosities are the cuneiform types, the wedge-like series of faces in which old Persian, Median, and

    A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898

  • Among the curiosities are the necklace [FN#682] of human bones given to Burton by Gelele, some specimens of old Istrian china picked up in the cottages near Trieste, and a three-sided mirror and two crystals with which Burton used to mesmerise his wife.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Others are known as curiosities because they have blazed the path.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • One of the curiosities was a long, thin black ribbon, coiled and twisted about in all sorts of awkward bends and curves; and this Mr Inglis told them was a curious worm that lay with one end -- the tail -- firmly anchored to a stone, while with the head it seized the first thing that touched it as it swam by.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home

  • His real interest is in what may be called the curiosities of our common humanity.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style


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