The boys will care for this raree-show more than thou or I, Tib!
Be gar no raree-show for you, monsieur Alscrip, if I can help.
He twists and doubles himself as if he had a raree-show at his back.
My name is Jack Capstone of Deptford, and are not you the man that has the raree-show of oyster-shells and pebble-stones?
I would pay due attention to the crowd by and by, and gratify it perhaps more than by the raree-show it was gaping to see.
They sell the memories of their famous heroes, of their philosophers and poets, by making a raree-show of their tombs.
He understood very little of their movements, which had all the regularity and ceremony of a raree-show.
I stand, as it were, before the raree-show: I see the little puppets move, and I ask whether it is not an optical illusion.
They could not believe that people would make a raree-show of the English envoy except for sufficient reason.
This latter with great surprise, for a Kafir really working, now or ever, would indeed have been the raree-show of the day.
"peep show contained in a box," 1680s, so called "in imitation of the foreign way of pronouncing rare show" [Johnson]. "Johnson's statement is prob. correct; the early exhibitors of peep-shows appear to have been usually Savoyards, from whom the form was no doubt adopted" [OED]. Early "peep shows" were more innocent than what usually was meant later by that word.