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Michael Jackson collected an exotic menagerie.
  a collection of wild animals in captivity; or their enclosure

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  • Michael Jackson collected an exotic menagerie.
  • In William’s play, Laura had a menagerie of glass animal figurines that represented her exotic, but fragile aspirations.
  • The conductor described his orchestra as "a menagerie of geniuses."
  • The crowd mills around the menagerie, viewing the animals on their way to the big top.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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  • Mother calls them a glass menagerie! Here’s an example of one, if you’d like to see it! This one is one of the oldest.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Jane felt like she did at the Central Park Menagerie, watching completely different species.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • On the back of the photo a message was printed: ONLY ACCESS TO MENAGERIE: CLIMB INSIDE!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Arranged around the boy was a whole menagerie of wind-up men, staggering around like damaged robots.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Several of these deer were so heavily infested with external and internal parasites that they were little better than walking menageries, doomed to die soon in any case.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • When I was young my mother took me to see a menagerie in Senarin.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Is there no menagerie or library that we could see?
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Char was talking to three of the soldiers who had been in the ogres’ guard at the menagerie.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Marie-Laure’s father is principal locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History Between the laboratories, warehouses, four separate public museums, the menagerie, the greenhouses, the acres of medicinal and decorative gardens in the Jardin des Plantes, and a dozen gates and pavilions, her father estimates there are twelve thousand locks in the entire museum complex.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Though the upstairs shop stayed dark, with the metal gates down, still, in the shop-behind-the-shop, the tall-case clocks ticked, the mahogany glowed, the light filtered in a golden pool on the dining room tables, the life of the downstairs menagerie went on.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Gisa guides me past a bakery with cakes dusted in gold, a grocer displaying brightly colored fruits I’ve never seen before, and even a menagerie full of wild animals beyond my comprehension.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He was standing in front of them in an attitude like that of a showman showing off the animals in a menagerie, or of the kind clergyman when he points with a wand at the ’Scenes from Palestine, when there is a magic-lantern and he is explaining it.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Well, he certainly must have strained himself to get this menagerie together.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • What palace had such a menagerie?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • They followed it, this time, as eager as children in sight of a circus menagerie—which, indeed, the scene a good deal resembled.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I’m famous for my love of animals, too, and have created quite a little menagerie in the compound between the garden and the restaurant for everyone’s amusement.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The mountebanks gave out that the tricolored cockade was a unique phenomenon made by God expressly for their menagerie.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The hedge menagerie was buried up to its haunches; the rabbit, frozen on its hind legs, seemed to be rising from a white pool.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I do wish you would be content with the menagerie you have already collected, instead of bringing in a specimen of every beast you come across.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Because he is a man of few words unlike me and thee and this sentimental menagerie.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Smaller boys than himself flocked at his heels, as proud to be seen with him, and tolerated by him, as if he had been the drummer at the head of a procession or the elephant leading a menagerie into town.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • That was how the Sunday Sun put it, and a clever and remarkably prompt "handbook" article in the Referee compared the affair to a menagerie suddenly let loose in a village.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Exceedingly red-eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four-footed inmate of a menagerie.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Covered with monsters! A menagerie!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Whenever Sophie’s mother was in a bad mood, she would call the house they lived in a menagerie.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You know how the keeper and the public regard the elephant in the menagerie: well, that is the idea.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Nicole waited silently till he had passed; then she went on through lines of prospective salads to a little menagerie where pigeons and rabbits and a parrot made a medley of insolent noises at her.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The citizens of London sent fifty million pounds, to keep the menagerie up, and the Ladies of Britain constructed a pair of black velvet carpet slippers with the Wart’s initials embroidered in gold.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • You must be better than a whole menagerie of pets to her.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "Is this an ocean menagerie?" said I. "Looks like it," said Montgomery.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • A regular menagerie appeared in barn and shed, for pet animals were allowed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • When, as was commonly the case, I had none to commune with, I used to raise the echoes by striking with a paddle on the side of my boat, filling the surrounding woods with circling and dilating sound, stirring them up as the keeper of a menagerie his wild beasts, until I elicited a growl from every wooded vale and hillside.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Fringing the pool were posed a brazen menagerie of lions, dragons, and unicorns, each offering a stylized ferocity that emphasized rather than offended the surrounding peace.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • He no longer dares to think independently, or to pursue his ideas to their logical conclusion; so, he turns the whole theory upside down and proclaims in the "People’s Messenger" that it is the barn-door hens and street curs that are the finest specimens in the menagerie.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Some of the households were lively, some mournful; some were stopping at the doors of wayside inns; where, in due time, the Durbeyfield menagerie also drew up to bait horses and refresh the travellers.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Raffles, walking with the uneasy gait of a town loiterer obliged to do a bit of country journeying on foot, looked as incongruous amid this moist rural quiet and industry as if he had been a baboon escaped from a menagerie.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …"superfluous places," with which each apartment was provided; not to mention the private gardens for each of the king’s guests; not to mention the kitchens, the cellars, the domestic offices, the general refectories of the house, the poultry-yards, where there were twenty-two general laboratories, from the bakehouses to the wine-cellars; games of a thousand sorts, malls, tennis, and riding at the ring; aviaries, fishponds, menageries, stables, barns, libraries, arsenals and foundries.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …I would rather go down to my political grave with a clear conscience than ride in the chariot of victory as a Congressional stool pigeon, the slave, the servant, or the vassal of any man, whether he be the owner and manager of a legislative menagerie or the ruler of a great nation…… I would rather lie in the silent grave, remembered by both friends and enemies as one who remained true to his faith and who never faltered in what he believed to be his duty, than to still live, old and…
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Well, I noticed the Holy Wren was showing you the menagerie.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The sea is wet, the sun is warm, and the menagerie hates the mastiff.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The prince keeps a pride in his menagerie.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Through the dim smoke-haze the bunks looked like the sleeping dens of animals in a menagerie.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Hey, Milt, I forgot about thet darned pet cougar of yours an’ the rest of your menagerie.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Cottard went his usual desultory ways, and M. Othon, the magistrate, continued to parade his menagerie.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • But you would also be within the bounds of reason and common sense, if you added that it is also a vast menagerie.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • There was a smell within, coming up from the floor, of tethered beasts, like the smell of a menagerie of wild animals.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
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