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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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Patna (Bihar) [India], November 22 ( ANI ): The Bihar government has charted out a peculiar duty for the school teachers of the state - to keep an eye on open defecation and also click photos of those found relieving themselves in open.
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There are memorable characters and settings, strong women and intriguing details on such features of the peculiar world as 'the loop' and the origin of the 'ymbryne', or bird women, that will be familiar to readers of the original series.
As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he's diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress.
Bringing life to this historian of the peculiars creates an atmosphere of reverence to the peculiars he writes about and expands Riggs's reach.
All these children live in rural Wales in 1943, at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, though 'live' isn't really the right word.
Riggs, 37, spoke from his home in Los Angeles about the upcoming Tim Burton film adaptation of his dark YA fantasy debut, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, $10.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is an entertaining and briskly paced adventure with some lip-smacking macabre touches.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a briskly paced adventure with some lip-smacking macabre touches.
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, ISBN 978-1594746031 (Quirk Books) BD4.
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.