You've gotta love this Daily Mail story about the Queen's specially crafted 4lb Easter egg.
Bestowing that rate on hedge-fund managers through a specially designed loophole is just not fair.
One six-day trip to the Middle East cost £81,000 on a specially chartered plane.
On December 10, the specially Designated Secrets Law will go into effect.
For example, Clapper said only specially trained personnel could access the vast database of metadata collected by the government.
Each one is simply a specially contractile continuation of the protoplasm of the cell-body.
It is specially easy, in such a large family, to overlook the littlest.
The Germans have a specially large new one here which is doing a lot of damage.
These have been specially written for beginners, most of them for workingmen.
He was on this occasion very severely wounded, and also was specially mentioned in despatches.
early 13c., "better than ordinary," from Old French especial, from Latin specialis "individual, particular," from species "appearance, kind, sort" (see species). Meaning "marked off from others by some distinguishing quality" is recorded from c.1300. In Middle English, also as a noun meaning "sweetheart, lover." Meaning "special train" is attested from 1866. Special effects first attested 1951. Special interests in U.S. political sense is from 1910. Special pleading first recorded 1680s.
The spectacular opening procession of a circus: Mrs Webster rode an elephant in the ''spec'' (1926+ Circus)