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rarely occurring or appearing

marked by great diffusion of component particles

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not widely known

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recurring only at long intervals

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not widely distributed

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having low density

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marked by an uncommon quality

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(of meat) cooked a short time

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Pictures, too, were on the walls, and the underground palace was quite a museum of rare and curious and costly objects.
When a deviation appears not unfrequently, and we see it in the father and child, we cannot tell whether it may not be due to the same original cause acting on both; but when amongst individuals, apparently exposed to the same conditions, any very rare deviation, due to some extraordinary combination of circumstances, appears in the parent--say, once amongst several million individuals--and it reappears in the child, the mere doctrine of chances almost compels us to attribute its reappearance to inheritance.
If then, as appears probable, species first become rare and then extinct -- if the too rapid increase of every species, even the most favoured, is steadily checked, as we must admit, though how and when it is hard to say -- and if we see, without the smallest surprise, though unable to assign the precise reason, one species abundant and another closely allied species rare in the same district -- why should we feel such great astonishment at the rarity being carried one step further to extinction?
Every one will admit that a nature having in perfection all the qualities which we required in a philosopher, is a rare plant which is seldom seen among men.
And what numberless and powerful causes tend to destroy these rare natures!
By heaven, would not such an one be a rare educator?
Thus, my excellent friend, is brought about all that ruin and failure which I have been describing of the natures best adapted to the best of all pursuits; they are natures which we maintain to be rare at any time; this being the class out of which come the men who are the authors of the greatest evil to States and individuals; and also of the greatest good when the tide carries them in that direction; but a small man never was the doer of any great thing either to individuals or to States.
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.
There is," Passmore continued, "in the foreign district of London a man named Emil Sachs, who keeps a curious sort of a wine-shop, and supplements his earnings by disposing at a high figure of certain rare and deadly poisons.
Passmore's withered little face lit up with a gleam of rare excitement.
NORD's Natural History Study Project tackles one of the greatest needs and an inherent challenge of the rare disease community: having enough longitudinal data to help medical researchers better understand how these diseases develop and progress over time," said NORD President and CEO Peter L.
The theme for this year s Rare Disease Day, Living with a Rare Disease , acknowledges that developing and facilitating access to diagnostics and treatments could change the day-to-day reality for someone with a rare disease.
The area secured by Japan Rare Earths is estimated to contain 5.
Avalon is looking forward to working with REITA members on issues of common concern and to achieve goals such as increasing public awareness and education of supply chain issues, creating high quality jobs, helping to facilitate the development of new technologies and markets, and supporting other global initiatives critical to the growth of the rare earth industry.