freak of nature


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freak′ of na′ture


n.
freak (defs. 1, 2).
[1840–50]
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About a singular freak of Nature, a curious effect of chance.
they were constructed of a cool fabric like a meat-safe), or of ambling to unknown places of destination with her foot in her cotton stirrup, was so perfectly serene, that most observers would have been constrained to suppose her a dove, embodied by some freak of nature, in the earthly tabernacle of a bird of the hook-beaked order.
Authors shall be ranked here whom some freak of Nature, making game of her poor children, had imbued with the confidence of genius and strong desire of fame, but has favored with no corresponding power; and others, whose lofty gifts were unaccompanied with the faculty of expression, or any of that earthly machinery by which ethereal endowments must be manifested to mankind.
The rules which should govern the behavior of an unmarried woman are written in red ink, graved upon marble, if, by some freak of nature, it should fall out that the unmarried woman has not the same writing scored upon her heart.
That's what Theo Ryan and his wife Kim the couple at the center of A Freak of Nature were hoping when they got word that Theo's uncle left the contents of his safety deposit box to him.
The Two-Headed Calf * Tomorrow, when the farm boys find this freak of nature, they will wrap his body in newspaper and carry him to the museum.
Of course, the first time last holiday season--at least it was the first time in 20 years, according to Chris Jacques, Concord grounds superintendent--could be dismissed as merely a freak of nature.
Serious stuff indeed for the farming industry, but is this a one-off freak of nature of the type that has been experienced occasionally over the centuries or is it symptomatic of climate change and a sign of worse to come?
Joe does extra and it's no freak of nature that he's done so well for us.
By the time I sat down and noticed all the couples surrounding me, I felt like a freak of nature.
Andrews is the first to tell you she was a bit of a freak of nature.
According to my book, you do not have a freak of nature but a mature plant that is putting out its first flower.