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Noun1.raree-show - an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass
expo, exposition, exhibition - a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
2.raree-show - a street show
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
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References in classic literature ?
Bowed to the earth with bitter woe Or laughing at some raree-show We flutter idly to and fro.
His interest in medical curiosities in particular was dismissed as 'vulgar', making him seem less like a gentlemanly connoisseur and more like the proprietor of a raree-show. In fact this interest was related to his work as a doctor, and his accumulation of objects relating to folk-remedies was partly intended to expose superstition and credulity wherever he found it.
For example, "din" not only describes the socially abject objects of "a scavenger," "a raree-show," and a "female vendor" (7:164, 190, 198) but the genteel "glittering chariots with their pampered steeds," "brawls of lawyers," and "that great stage / Where senators, tongue-favored men, perform" (7:162, 521, 523-524).