(k`r*s"*t), n.;
pl. Curiosities (-tz).
[OE. curiouste, curiosite, OF. curioset, curiosit, F. curiosit, fr. L. curiositas, fr. curiosus. See Curious, and cf. Curio.] 1. The state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration. [Obs.] Bacon.
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When thou wast in thy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much curiosity.
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A screen accurately cut in tapiary work . . . with great curiosity.
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2. Disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest; inquisitiveness. Milton.
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3. That which is curious, or fitted to excite or reward attention.
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We took a ramble together to see the curiosities of this great town.
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There hath been practiced also a curiosity, to set a tree upon the north side of a wall, and, at a little hieght, to draw it through the wall, etc.
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(k??`r?-?"z? k?`r?-?"s?), n.;
pl. Curiosos (-zz or -sz).
[It. See Curious.] A virtuoso.
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