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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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But now, strange to say, in the shafts of such a cart he saw a thin little sorrel beast, one of those peasants' nags which he had often seen straining their utmost under a heavy load of wood or hay, especially when the wheels were stuck in the mud or in a rut.
After slight reflection I gave a willing assent to this bold proposition, which(strange to say) met with objection from the two seamen only.
But, strange to say, although she had so made up her mind not to be influenced by her father's views, not to let him into her inmost sanctuary, she felt that the heavenly image of Madame Stahl, which she had carried for a whole month in her heart, had vanished, never to return, just as the fantastic figure made up of some clothes thrown down at random vanishes when one sees that it is only some garment lying there.
For, strange to say, the love and interest of horticulture had not deadened in Isaac his fierce envy and thirst of revenge.
(though in fairness you should kick the string); and strange to say it was Hook who told them to belay their violence.
THE latest BBC climate change guru is Tim Flannery, an Australian scientist with an outlook on climate change which is strange to say the least, believing in man-made global warming, and blames the sun for it.
"It is strange to say that someone who has won as many Majors as he has done and as much money is an underachiever.
"The planning going into the fixture list is strange to say the least.
"It's strange to say it because for me it's the part I feel, and probably the fans feel and everybody else around the ground.
"It might sound strange to say that City, who have spent so much money building this team, need to go out again and buy in January but they need something different, maybe Pep will decide he has the faith in these players to turn it around but I see a squad that needs freshening up," Dunne said in his Irish Herald column.
"In a way it is kind of nice; Met Police get a chance to giant kill, even though it sounds a bit strange to say Newport County are giants.
It may seem strange to say this, but I reckon Mourinho is paying the price for envy from the people surrounding Old Trafford.