books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual subjects.
(in selling and collecting books) books, pamphlets, etc., containing pornographic literature or art; erotica.
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How to use curiosa in a sentence
They exhibit the three indispensable gifts of the finest authorship: "simplicitas munditiis," "lucidus ordo," "curiosa felicitas."
curiosa felicitas—Studied felicity of thought or 40 of style.
It is the curiosa felicitas which Petronius ascribes to Horace in his Odes.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
Here is particularly observable the curiosa felicitas, a fruitful soil and careful cultivation.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10) | Alexander Pope
Por ésto, la idea que muchos tienen de la sufragista es muy curiosa.The Woman and the Right to Vote | Rafael Palma
British Dictionary definitions for curiosa
books on strange subjects, esp erotica
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