2. Relating or belonging to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.
(Cu`ri*al"i*ty) n. [Cf. LL. curialitas courtesy, fr. curialis.] The privileges, prerogatives, or
retinue of a court. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Cu"ri*et) n. A cuirass. [Obs.] Spenser.
Curing house, a building in which anything is cured; especially, in the West Indies, a building in which
sugar is drained and dried.
(Cur"ing) p. a. & vb. n. of Cure.
(Cu"ri*o) n.; pl. Curios [Abbreviation of curiosity.] Any curiosity or article of virtu.
The busy world, which does not hunt poets as collectors hunt for curios.
(Cu`ri*o*log"ic) a. [Gr. kyriologiko`s speaking literally (applied to curiologic hieroglyphics);
ky`rios authoritative, proper + lo`gos word, thought. Cf. Cyriologic.] Pertaining to a rude kind of hieroglyphics,
in which a thing is represented by its picture instead of by a symbol.
(Cu`ri*os"i*ty) n.; pl. Curiosities (- tiz). [OE. curiouste, curiosite, OF. curioseté, curiosité, F.
curiosité, fr. L. curiositas, fr. curiosus. See Curious, and cf. Curio.]
1. The state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration. [Obs.] Bacon.
When thou wast in thy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much curiosity.
A screen accurately cut in tapiary work . . . with great curiosity.
2. Disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a desire to gratify the mind with new information
or objects of interest; inquisitiveness. Milton.
3. That which is curious, or fitted to excite or reward attention.
We took a ramble together to see the curiosities of this great town.
There hath been practiced also a curiosity, to set a tree upon the north side of a wall, and, at a little
hieght, to draw it through the wall, etc.
(||Cu`ri*o"so) n.; pl. Curiosos (- zz or -sz). [It. See Curious.] A virtuoso.
(Cu"ri*ous) a. [OF. curios, curius, F. curieux, L. curiosus careful, inquisitive, fr. cura care.
1. Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact. [Obs.]
Little curious in her clothes.
How shall we,
If he be curious, work upon his faith?
Beau. & Fl.
2. Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.
To devise curious works.
Ex. xxxv. 32
His body couched in a curious bed.
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