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peculiar

Church of England a church or parish that is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary in whose diocese it lies
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So far as the peculiarity of their case will admit of comparison with that of the United States, it serves to confirm the principle intended to be established.
To them he was no more than a beach-comber in constant need of money, remarkable only for the peculiarity that he painted pictures which seemed to them absurd; and it was not till he had been dead for some years and agents came from the dealers in Paris and Berlin to look for any pictures which might still remain on the island, that they had any idea that among them had dwelt a man of consequence.
A second peculiarity of airship war as it first came to the world that also made for social collapse, was the ineffectiveness of the early air-ships against each other.
And it was just this peculiarity of Speranski's mind that particularly attracted Prince Andrew.
11] It was one of his peculiarities, he tells us, to live by the eye far more than by any other sense (a peculiarity, perhaps, in an Englishman), and this is what he sees at the early daily service then common in some City churches.
What your own peculiarity is I will not venture to say; but I shall never find fault with you, whatever you do.
Without thinking about it, he accepted this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk and half- digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.
The doctor being called, described a personal peculiarity, which he had noticed at the post-mortem examination, and which might lead to the identification of the murdered man.
A peculiarity of the apparition, hardly noted at the time, but afterward recalled, was that it showed only the upper half of the woman's figure: nothing was seen below the waist.
In looking at a selenographic map, one peculiarity strikes us.
Hence, if man goes on selecting, and thus augmenting, any peculiarity, he will almost certainly unconsciously modify other parts of the structure, owing to the mysterious laws of the correlation of growth.
Every author has some peculiarity in his descriptions or in his style of writing.