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"And some extra-ordinary things out of 'em," said the mariner.

"There's some extra-ordinary things in newspapers, for example," said the mariner.

"There's some extra-ordinary things in books," said the mariner.

Quite true, but it caused such an extra-ordinary number of divorce and breach of promise cases that they have not repeated it.

And after he had become invisible to the mortals of the earth, he beheld thousands of cars of extra-ordinary beauty.

The superstitions of ignorant British seamen, notably the Horse Marines, whose credulity has no parallel, is extra-ordinary.

There was not a cloud in the sky on that December night, and the "host of heaven" shone with extra-ordinary brilliancy.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin extraordinarius "out of the common order," from extra ordinem "out of order," especially the usual order, from extra "out" (see extra-) + ordinem (nominative ordo) "order" (see order). Related: Extraordinarily.

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