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peculiar

(Curious), adjective aberrant, abnormal, alien, anomalistic, anomalistical, anomalous, bizarre, breaking with tradition, eccentric, inexplicable, irregular, little-known, mysterious, mystifying, odd, out of place, out of the ordinary, out of the way, outlandish, perplexing, preternatural, puzzling, queer, rare, remarkable, signal, singular, startling, strange, surprising, unaccountable, unaccustomed, unconformable, unconventional, uncustomary, unexpected, unfamiliar, unheard of, unimaginable, unnatural, unorthodox, weird

peculiar

(Distinctive), adjective atypical, contrasted, contrasting, contrastive, deviating, different, differentiated, differing, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distinct, distinguishable, divergent, exceptional, extraordinary, in a different class, inconformable, incongruent, individual, marked, noteworthy, original, out of the ordinary, particular, separated, singular, special, uncommon, unconformable, unconforming, unequal, unimitated, unique, unlike, unusual, variant
See also: anomalous, certain, different, distinct, distinctive, eccentric, express, extraordinary, individual, irregular, ludicrous, nonconforming, noteworthy, novel, particular, personal, prodigious, questionable, remarkable, separate, several, singular, specific, suspicious, unaccustomed, uncanny, uncommon, unique, unusual

PECULIAR, eccl. law. In England, a particular parish or church, which has, within itself, independent of the ordinary jurisdiction, power to grant probate of wills, and the like. 1 Eng. Eccl. R. 72, note; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 538. Vide Court of peculiars.

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Ransom Riggs, a Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker, is the author of The Sherlock Holmes Handbook (2009) and the surprise young adult best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Sept/ Oct 2011).
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Without the aid of a planning commission, it has managed to fill itself with ellipticals, pepper itself with spirals and even find room to scatter around a few peculiars.