arcana arcana  /ɑr ˈkæ nə/


  • (n) information known only to a special group


  1. But its that meteorological arcana thats made such a mess of the bayou, and to hear a lot of people tell it, we have only ourselvesand our global-warming waysto blame.
  2. To be faithful to the book, Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman had to lard the movie with giant extracts of religious arcana.
  3. And indeed, she seemed at home there, mastering the arcana of dairy-price supports and economic revitalization.


  • Backwoods Bistro

    WEST GLACIER – The secrets of traditional southern cooking were born in unlikely, far-flung kitchens, so it’s fitting that an outdoor café nestled in the lush timber a mile from Glacier National Park is unlocking the culinary arcana with gusto. At the Backwoods Bistro, Heather Mah and her staff are paying homage to that cryptic Cajun flair with a unique brunch-and-dinner menu influenced by some ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon


  1. "This court is thoroughly unconvinced by the City's justifications for the delay. More importantly, however, it does not have the time or inclination to launch an investigation into the arcana of the City's procurement policy, or any other...
    on May 26, 2010 By: Nicholas Garaufis Source: New York Law Journal

  2. Asked about the source and the meaning of her shirt, Crow said: "It's a shirt that I had made up by a company called Enigma Arcana. And I just think there's a really vital, sweeping peace movement out there that is not getting covered in the press,...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Sheryl Crow Source: CJFW

  3. "The American public has a very limited attention span for governmental arcana, which can be extremely important," Mooney said.
    on Oct 1, 2006 By: Chris Mooney Source:

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