Thesaurus / lusus naturae

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The palm tree seems a kind of lusus naturae to the northern eye—an exotic wherever you meet it.

To Cuba and BackRichard Henry Dana

The semblance of a human face to be formed on the side of a mountain, or in the fracture of a small stone, by a lusus naturae.

Poor Milly became scarlet, and suddenly devoted herself to the lusus naturae!

The Eagle CliffR.M. Ballantyne

Among the lower classes, lusus naturae (a Latin phrase which signifies objects or frights) are very common.

“My cousins,” she remarked, putting a touch on the cow that stamped that animal a lusus naturae for all time coming.

The Eagle CliffR.M. Ballantyne

I may mention here that male kangaroos are sometimes found provided with pouches; but these, I conceive, are lusus Naturae.

The BushmanEdward Wilson Landor

The gossips all turn from the task of nibbling one another, and the character of the lusus naturae becomes public property.

If there is in fact no such, he is, in his high attainment, almost a lusus naturae.

The Brothers' WarJohn Calvin Reed

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