raree show

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rar·ee show

1. See peepshow.
2. A street show.

[Alteration of rare + show.]
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raree show

1. a street show or carnival
2. another name for peepshow
[C17: raree from rare1]
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rar′ee show`

(ˈrɛər i)
2. a carnival or street show.
[1695–1705; allegedly imitative of a foreign pronoun of rare show]
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References in classic literature ?
Of course, the SUPREMELY aristocratic thing is to be entirely oblivious of the mire of rabble, with its setting; but sometimes a reverse course may be aristocratic to remark, to scan, and even to gape at, the mob (for preference, through a lorgnette), even as though one were taking the crowd and its squalor for a sort of raree show which had been organised specially for a gentleman's diversion.
I seem to be standing before a sort of a raree show, watching the little men and little horses jerk before my eyes; and I often ask myself if everything is not an optical illusion.
While the very strong chapter 3 ("Inchbald's Indies") focuses on the position of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws in debates on Fox's bill and in Inchbald's powerful rumination on cruelty and colonialism, Such Things Are, chapter 4 ("The Raree Show of Impeachment") constitutes the argument's true center.