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She has made a specialty of Angoras, and her collection is famous.

I speak as a connoisseur, for faces are a specialty of mine.

This house makes a specialty of seed-corn and we believe that they will do what they say they will.

As Cornish men we should adopt the specialty of our province, and become miners.

Specialty after specialty would be unveiled and teams would work on them.

"I like your manner of speaking of my specialty, Cousin Julia," she remarked.

Your specialty is frightening women and pounding boys who offend you.

Hernia was Chauliac's specialty, and in it his surgical judgment is admirable.

Surgeons have always been prone to glory in their specialty.

In his own specialty he was one of the most eminent masters who has ever appeared.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Middle French especialte, variant of specialite, from Latin specialitatem (nominative specialitas) "peculiarity," from specialis (see special). Speciality is attested from early 15c.; French form spécialité (especially in reference to restaurant dishes) is recorded from 1839.

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