• A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck
    A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n speciality the special line of work you have adopted as your career "his specialization is gastroenterology"
    • n speciality a distinguishing trait
    • n speciality an asset of special worth or utility "cooking is his forte"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck
A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks
Church buildings ... special attention Church buildings ... special attention

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax
    • Speciality A particular or peculiar case; a particularity.
    • Speciality An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
    • Speciality (Law) See Specialty, 3.
    • Speciality The special or peculiar mark or characteristic of a person or thing; that for which a person is specially distinguished; an object of special attention; a special occupation or object of attention; a specialty. "On these two general heads all other specialities are depedent.""Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his speciality .""We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man, -
      For that'a his speciality ."
      "Think of this, sir, . . . remote from the impulses of passion, and apart from the specialities if I may use that strong remark -- of prejudice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
    • n speciality A special characteristic or attribute; a distinctive feature, property, or quality; a condition or circumstance especially distinguishing a class or an individual. [In this abstract sense speciality is preferable to the form specialty, on the analogy of personality, reality, and other words of similar tenor as related to personalty, realty, etc. The distinction, so far as it exists, is accidental; the syncopated form, in these pairs, is more vernacular, the full form more recent and artificial.]
    • n speciality A special matter or thing; a characteristic or distinctive object, pursuit, diversion, operation, product, or the like; a specialty. See specialty, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Celery does make you lose calories, it doesn't have a special chemical to do so but it has no calories so the chewing burns the calories burned
    • n Speciality the particular characteristic of a person or thing: a special occupation or object of attention
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  • David Ben-Gurion
    David Ben-Gurion
    “Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.”
  • Edgar R. Fiedler
    Edgar R. Fiedler
    “For economist the real world is often a special case.”
  • Anna Chennault
    Anna Chennault
    “Equal opportunity is good, but special privilege is better.”
  • Marcel Masse
    Marcel Masse
    “The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.”
  • Les Brown
    “Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Leonard
    “I want to be great, something special.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Special, and Specialty


In literature:

Tell him I told you specially.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Of surgical diseases the one most special to the campaign, although not of great importance, was the veldt sore.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Such children in schools too small for special classes should be given special treatment.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Special care should be devoted to investigating the condition of the nose, throat, ear, stomach, heart, and lungs.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
At last he asks if there's anything special he can do for Mr. Ellins.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
This was the special blot on the scheme but there was no getting away from it.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
But this digging had a special attraction for me.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
In the evening the special train twinkling across the yard looked as pretty as a dream.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
To-night, however, her looks were specially soft.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He has various novelty cards, etc., specially designed for such occasions.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler

In poetry:

And give them strength our beings to preserve,
That we thy Godhead may adore and serve —
Such strength, as of thy special favour, Lord!
Thou erst didst to Elijah's cake afford.
"Grace Before Meat" by Rees Prichard
'So many loving maids would wed,
And wondrous mothers be.'
'I'll buy the love I want,' he said,
'No squally brats for me.'
. . . I hope the devil stoketh well
For him a special hell.
"A Bachelor" by Robert W Service
Our Superintendent superintend;
On him Thy special blessings send,
And guide him in the way;
Enrich our Treasurer with Thy grace,
So that he may adorn the place,
He fills so well to-day.
"Anniversary Hymn" by David John Scott
There's nought in man, that can the Godhead move
To shew him such regard — such wondrous love!
But God himself, out of his special grace,
Vouchsafes us Christ — to save a ruin'd race.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Life to the kosmic ages! Lyre,
Burst in blessing, high and higher,
Still to Him, all to Him,
Throned above the cherubim,
Whose “Be” was worlds: in special grace,
Father of the Thoughtful Race.
"The Lyre" by Thomas Aird
Ere you attempt a task so mild,
To lead the judgment of a child,
And place it in the truest light,
Take special care your own is right;
You'll then be to the race a friend,
And lead them to a noble end.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton

In news:

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)__ One special lady got to celebrate a very special day that not everyone gets to experience.
A Very Special Milestone on a Very Special Day.
Join WRTI this Sunday night at 9 pm for a special re-broadcast of Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend - a one-hour special that was released in honor of Brubeck's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his stand-out album, Take Five.
Saugus Special Education Parent Advisory Council supports special needs students.
There will be a special meeting Monday night of the Odessa Board of Alderman at 6:45 pm focusing on the special appointment of a replacement Alderman for Ward II, Jack Yancey, who stepped down as of November 1st.
A slightly stronger ale was called best bitter or special bitter, a heartier brew was dubbed extra special bitter, or E.S.B.
Back in September I shared a special livery contest that All Nippon Airways ( ANA ) was holding for people to design a special livery to celebrate their 60th birthday.
Steelers' Special Teams Anything But Special.
Thursday was a special day in Canastota for some very special athletes.
And with that special rage comes special fantasies of Klingon cuisine-style revenge—a dish best served cold.
12-12-12 baby : Hurricane Sandy victims get a special delivery with special numbers.
As of June 1, Comcast's Xfinity TV recognizes LGBT Pride Month with a special collection of LGBT programming, including award-winning movies, biographical films, documentaries, TV shows, specials and interviews.
Special Operations Teams Get Special Training.
For the Thanksgiving holiday, commentator Scott Thybony brings us a special story about a special turkey.
At a very special awards ceremony, a very special teacher won the Office Max "A Day Made Better" Award.

In science:

Given a duo limit group, Duo(d1 , p, d2 , q , d0 , a), and a specialization of the variables d0 , we cal l the set of specializations that factor through Duo for which the specialization of the variables d0 is identical to the given one, a duo-f amily .
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
Hence, with each specialization of the parameter subgroup < p, q >, there are boundedly many rigid (strictly solid families of ) specializations of the terminal limit group T erm, and the the terminal limit groups of the resolutions that are associated with T erm.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
Then we collect all the test sequences of that graded completion Gj that can be extended to specializations of the obtained cover of the current duo limit group, for which the extra rigid or strictly solid specialization collapses.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
Similarly, we look at the specializations of (the completion of ) Res2 for which there exists a test sequence of specializations of (the completion of ) Res1 so that the combined specializations have similar properties.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
Hence, to obtain only boundedly many specializations or conjugacy classes of specializations of some ”prefered” groups of parameters that are associated with each equivalence class (and not only with a specialization of the distinguished vertex group in Gj (i) ), we need to construct unif ormization limit groups.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries