California's upside-down transition reflects the very different personalities and political needs of these two peculiar men.
Sure, we may come for the recipes, but we stay to be entertained by the cook's own peculiar passion for the world of the edible.
In the semifinals, she was in a peculiar position for someone of Jeopardy!
The most peculiar features are two messy pools of watery blood, which run into each other across the small of the back.
A peculiar, somewhat cheesy/terrific idea to raise new revenues occurred to me the other day.
She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!
He dwelt on the childhood of Philothea with peculiar pleasure.
They are not tattooed, always use the sumpitan, and have a peculiar dialect.
The physique of the true fashionable is peculiar and characteristic.
The key, one of a peculiar make, hung always on his watch-chain.
mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.
as used in the phrase "peculiar people" in 1 Pet. 2:9, is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God's own possession"), a special possession or property. The church is the "property" of God, his "purchased possession" (Eph. 1:14; R.V., "God's own possession").