Curious arts

magic.

See also: Curious

References in classic literature ?
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
The brooch itself is of most curious art, Cellini never made a fairer thing To please the great Lorenzo.
Tomorrow, the launch of a book called Curious Arts No.
As Hutton put it, although Birmingham "had held a considerable degree of eminence before this, yet at this period the curious arts began to take root and were cultivated by the hand of genius".
He would be a hafiz and osuo both, that Asoka, because at 15 he was already acquainted with the arcane charms of the Ekpe cults in the Cameroons and the curious arts of the Konkombe tribes of the Oti Plain.