The white frill is said to be the rarest, and birds exhibiting it have white necks even in winter.
The rarest of all the gulls is also found on the Peruvian coast, namely, the Xema furcatum.
Whatever other gifts Comte may have had - and he had many of the rarest kind, - poetic imagination was not among them, any more than poetic or emotional expression was among them.
The slightest tincture of red or black blood bars entry into any of the old families who are descendants of Spaniards from the Provincias Vascongadas or those bordering the Bay of Biscay, where the morals are perhaps the purest (as regards the intercourse of the sexes) of any in Europe, and where for a girl, even of the poorest class, to have a child before marriage is the rarest thing possible.
Exquisite as was already his susceptibility to beauty and his mastership of the rarest poetic material, we cannot doubt that Chenier was preparing for still higher flights of lyric passion and poetic intensity.
To escape from these preoccupations and prejudices except upon the path of conscious and deliberate sin was impossible for all but minds of rarest quality and courage; and these were too often reduced to the recantation of their supposed errors no less by some secret clinging sense of guilt than by the church's iron hand.
Rarest of all is the magnificent mountain sheep. Game is protected zealously, i not successfully, by the state, and it was officially estimated in 1898 that there were then probably 7000 elk, as many mountain sheep, 25,000 antelope and roo,000 deer within its borders (by far the greatest part in Routt and Rio Blanco counties).
From a bibliographical point of view some of the early printed Breviaries are among the rarest of literary curiosities, being merely local.
But his highest and rarest literary quality is his power of painting characters, scenes, incidents and actions, whether from past history or from contemporary life.
It can only be said here that the drug should only in the rarest possible cases be given whilst the child is still in utero.
Nevertheless, the task which he so effectually accomplished demanded the highest and rarest quality of genius.
The sea otter, one of the richest and rarest of furs, especially for men's wear, is an exception to this unhairing process, which it does not require, the hair being of the same length as the wool, silky and bright, quite the reverse of the case of other aquatic animals.
The original editions of Paracelsus's works are getting less and less common; even the English versions are among the rarest of their class.
The walrus, hunted for its ivory tusks, and the sea otter, rarest and most valuable of Alaskan fur animals, are near extermination; the blue fox is now bred for its pelt on the Aleutians and the southern continental coast; the skins of the black and silver fox are extremely rare, and in general the whole fur industry is discouragingly decadent.
9 Of this work only fifty copies were printed, and it is one of the rarest known to the ornithologist.