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freak

a person, animal, or plant that is abnormal or deformed; monstrosity
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Summary: VENICE: A film based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, a woman brought from what is now South Africa to Europe in the early 1800s and paraded as a freak of nature thanks to her appearance, has impressed audiences in Venice.
The squirrels are a one in 100,000 freak of nature, a Forestry Commission spokesman said.
The majority of the children at his new school, however, see Ortega as a freak of nature and judge him harshly before getting to know him.
Barclay; A FREAK OF NATURE; Beaver's Pond Press (Fiction) $16.95 ISBN: 1592981399
I now know I am not a freak of nature! I have found other folks who share my views and vision.
The Two-Headed Calf * Tomorrow, when the farm boys find this freak of nature, they will wrap his body in newspaper and carry him to the museum.
Of course, the first time last holiday season--at least it was the first time in 20 years, according to Chris Jacques, Concord grounds superintendent--could be dismissed as merely a freak of nature. But a second consecutive year?
Serious stuff indeed for the farming industry, but is this a one-off freak of nature of the type that has been experienced occasionally over the centuries or is it symptomatic of climate change and a sign of worse to come?
According to my book, you do not have a freak of nature but a mature plant that is putting out its first flower.
Although the outbursts have made Eta Carinae a striking spectacle, astronomers have long regarded the star as a freak of nature. Astronomical models indicate that most heavyweights expel large amounts of matter before they die, but that they eject this material relatively slowly, over their entire 3-to-4-million-year lifetimes.
The promotional material for the Heth exhibit, accompanied by the myriad newspaper articles, cast her as a "freak of nature," part human and part animal.
A freak of nature caused an explosion near a Cardiff chemical plant yesterday.