curious (adj.)
finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
3H6 II.v.53[King alone, of a prince] His body couched in a curious bed
Cym V.v.362[Belarius to Cymbeline, of Arviragus] he, sir, was lapped / In a most curious mantle
KL I.iv.32[disguised Kent to Lear] I can ... mar a curious tale in telling it
LC.49[of letters] sealed to curious secrecy
Per I.iv.43[Cleon to Dionyza] mothers ... to nuzzle up their babes / Thought naught too curious
TNK IV.ii.86[Messenger to Theseus, of one of Arcite's knights] on his thigh a sword / Hung by a curious baldric
Ven.734[Venus to Adonis, of Cynthia] she [hath] bribed the Destinies / To cross the curious workmanship of Nature
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