curio

[ kyoo r-ee-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF curio

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURIO

Besides the bounty she received she was given $2 for the hide by a curio dealer.

How does Perkinsville look with that—with that curio squattin' on top of it?

They're like everything else sold by curio dealers—all humbug.

Curio is a good friend of mine; will it please you to hear these things from his own lips?'

But not the whole; for Curio left me not till he had shown how each had died.

Curio wished me to have been there, and says nothing could have been more propitious.

I am the bosom friend, you may know, of Curio, the favorite slave of Fronto—'

Any slave like Curio, or he of the Flavian, may be had for a basket-full of oboli.

But what is there in the heart of Pronto that is kept from Curio?

What sallies I made upon Piso, Curio, on the whole of that set!

WORD ORIGIN

"piece of bric-a-brac from the Far East," 1851, shortened form of curiosity (n.).

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