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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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Each story in this collection resembles a cautionary fable about peculiars throughout history, usually facing some sort of jeopardy involving ordinary humans, fellow peculiars or their own nature.
Bringing life to this historian of the peculiars creates an atmosphere of reverence to the peculiars he writes about and expands Riggs's reach.
There are some Easter eggs for peculiars hidden throughout," he adds.
I guess I had a lot of peculiar people in my life growing up," says Ransom Riggs, author of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series of novels.
The title may read "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," but there can be no doubt for anyone buying a ticket: This is really Tim Burton's Home for Peculiar Children.
As guardians go, Miss Peregrine is what one might call an ymbrine, a rare breed of peculiar capable of transforming into a bird--in her case, a peregrine falcon, though there are others (including Miss Avocet, played by Judi Dench).
The cinematic qualities of the writing are high-definition bold, the love story more dramatic, and the parallels between the war the peculiars are fighting against the wights and the one that England is waging against Germany add the weight of history to Jacob's undertaking.
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).
The Peculiar is set in an intriguing and original landscape, an alternative Victorian England where wolves pull taxi cabs and flame faeries on lamp-posts light your way home at night.
The Peculiars is an exciting adventure set in an alternative America in the late 1800s.
Scree, however, is a dangerous destination, attracting profiteers and home to the Peculiars who have been deported there to work in the mines.
In The Peculiars, Lena Mattacascar turns eighteen and promptly leaves home to seek her father in the northern wilderness called Scree, where individuals known as Peculiars are rumored to live.