curiosa curiosa

Definition(s):

  • (n) books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)

Usage(s):

  1. Main content of Hunger and History is curiosa on man's long struggle, before the Industrial Revolution, to get enough to eat.
  2. Both hope to draw more heavily on Yaqui and Papago folklore than on the literary curiosa that usually deadens quarterlies.
  3. After such curiosa as fish-flavored omelette and jasmine tea cakes, washed down with surprisingly good coffee, the Westerners stand meekly, punctually, hi line to See China.

News

  1. Murray: Lockwood teen scores deer double

    Antique Revival, 26 Palmer Road North in Big Flats, will host 'Musica Curiosa: Echoes of Forgotten... - 10:04 am
    on December 8, 2013     Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

  2. Child identity theft bill becomes law in Pa.

    Antique Revival, 26 Palmer Road North in Big Flats, will host 'Musica Curiosa: Echoes of Forgotten... - 10:04 am
    on December 7, 2013     Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

  3. Antique Revival to host performance of rare musical instruments

    Antique Revival, 26 Palmer Road North in Big Flats, will host 'Musica Curiosa: Echoes of Forgotten... - 10:04 am
    on December 7, 2013     Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

Quotes

  1. "When the Cure were in Chicago for their Curiosa Tour, Robert had come by my house and we sat up all night playing guitars and shooting the whatever and so the idea came up about stuff we wanted to work on together," Corgan explained. "One...
    on May 3, 2005 By: Billy Corgan Source: MTV.com

  2. "We were really flattered to be asked to play Curiosa," says Interpol lead singer Carlos D. "It's the kind of thing that you never think would ever happen to you in life. For some of us it's a real head trip, like being asked by your favorite...
    on Aug 6, 2004 By: Carlos D Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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