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.
What a freak of nature, a bird's beak on a mollusc!
(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.
The heavyweight Grunge songs by Freak Of Nature, Candle and What Am I, reimagined in acoustic format took on a whole new feel.
Even if by some freak of nature they were there at that exact moment they couldn't have gritted.
Hurricane Freak of Nature wetsuit Described as the pinnacle of wetsuit performance, the Hurricane is created for ultimate speed, manoeuvrability and buoyancy.
Approaching the ripe old age of fifteen and still with no signs of the much anticipated ball-drop, Spud is coming to terms with the fact that he may well be a freak of nature. With a mother hell-bent on emigrating, a father making a killing out of selling homemade moonshine, and a demented grandmother called Wombat, the new year seems to offer little except extreme embarrassment and more mortifying Milton madness.
The "ugliest woman in the world" was buried in her native northern Mexico on Tuesday, more than 150 years after her death and a tragic life spent exhibited as a freak of nature at circuses around the world.
Maybe I'm a freak of nature, maybe scoliosis actually helps, I don't know.
Bligh described the waters as "a freak of nature", saying they had hit communities with "lightning speed" and left at least six people missing.