Thesaurus / rara avis

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He had evidently found a rara avis, and was enjoying the discovery to the full.

Felix O'DayF. Hopkinson Smith

In Russia, as elsewhere, such an imprudent painter would be a rara avis indeed.

BruinMayne Reid

There are no carriages to speak of in such places, even a saddle horse about the waterfront is a rara avis.

Voyage of the LiberdadeCaptain Joshua Slocum

Evidently boating men in that quarter never came here by the river, and the Rob Roy was a rara avis floating on a stream unused.

He was a thorough-going total abstinence man, a "rara avis" in those days.

'Three Score Years and Ten'Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve

The cygnus niger of Juvenal is no rara avis in Australia; and time has here given ample proof of the ornithorynchus paradoxus.

Helen was not there; no one identified Miss Douglas as the rara avis of her fantastic narrations.

AnneConstance Fenimore Woolson

Indeed, a pressman possessing any technical knowledge of the subject—beyond that obtainable from books—would be a rara avis.

Now this Mrs. Fitzsnob is not a rara avis, but is frequently met with.

Bohemian SocietyLydia Leavitt

Manuel fetched in a rara avis, a little old man of 95 years, who had an extra thumb on his right hand.

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