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  • adj. superlative form of rare: most rare.


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  • For their delectation, Mr. Singer has located a copy of what he calls the rarest Churchill book in the world: "For Free Trade," a small red paperback assemblage of speeches delivered to Parliament and published in 1906 by Hatchards, the still extant Piccadilly bookshop.

    Selling the Myriad Products of Churchill's Toil and Sweat

  • "To tell such a story convincingly a man must have what I call the rarest of literary gifts -- the power to condense.

    The Green Carnation

  • They said the hardest player to find -- the "rarest" -- was actually former QPR and current Bolton defender Danny Shittu.

  • The rarest is a pair of polychromatic late-17th-century vases illustrated with hopping Chinese boys $287,953.

    Delight in Blue and White

  • The third issue of this magazine is known as the rarest EC publication of all time.

    Archive 2009-04-19

  • There's a lot of interesting stuff here, from signed Alice Cooper T-shirts to lots of horror novels signed and numbered, comic books and something called the rarest Stephen King item ever!

    Charles Grant auction has begun

  • One of the rarest is the 5 c. stamp, with a portrait of Washington, issued by the postmaster of Millbury, in

    Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

  • He has been labelled the rarest creature in the world, and is a potent symbol for conservation efforts in the Gal├ípagos and internationally.


  • "Droids #1 Star/Marvel 1986 VF/NM C3PO R2D2 No Res" - Believe it or not, there was once a time when even these Droids comics were in huge demand, as some of the "rarest" Star Wars funnybook tie-ins.

    Archive 2006-06-11

  • Vecsey was that rarest of presences in the newspaper, a man of wide curiosity and learning who came fresh to every column with no interest in grinding an axe, only in treating people as people.

    Steve Kettmann: There Will Never Be Another One Like You, George Vecsey


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