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strange

Physics
a. denoting a particular flavour of quark
b. denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarks
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He commenced by questioning Mumga, who was very old and had seen many strange things in her long life; but Mumga, being an ape, had a faculty for recalling the trivial.
With arms outstretched toward the red eye of the great star I stood praying for a return of that strange power which twice had drawn me through the immensity of space, praying as I had prayed on a thousand nights before during the long ten years that I had waited and hoped.
Anna glancing down at once recognized Vronsky, and a strange feeling of pleasure and at the same time of dread of something stirred in her heart.
Thus spake Zarathustra, and rose from his couch beside the tree, as if awakening from a strange drunkenness: and behold!
By a current or proper word I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word, one which is in use in another country.
Strange to say, there were hairs in the centre of the palm.
With a strange sense of freedom and adventure I pushed on up to the crest.
He wondered if he were not looking upon the ruins of the civilization that this strange people had wrought amid the savage surroundings of their strange and savage home.
"Useless as our inquiries were, there is one result of them which has left a very strange and shocking impression on my mind.
When it was suggested to him that he should enter the civil service, or when the war or any general political affairs were discussed on the assumption that everybody's welfare depended on this or that issue of events, he would listen with a mild and pitying smile and surprise people by his strange comments.
I had sadly broken sleep when I got to bed, through thinking of the strange man taking aim at me with his invisible gun, and of the guiltily coarse and common thing it was, to be on secret terms of conspiracy with convicts - a feature in my low career that I had previously forgotten.
At first he shot much of the game from the cabin windows, but toward the end the animals learned to fear the strange lair from whence issued the terrifying thunder of his rifle.