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specimen
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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Definition
a sample regarded as typical of its class; or a bit of tissue, blood, or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
  • "Oh! but I have seen specimens of the inhabitants," answered the Duchess, vaguely.
    Chapter 3 (61% in)
  • And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates, and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair...
    Chapter 11 (61% in)
  • In the long cedar chests that lined the west gallery of his house he had stored away many rare and beautiful specimens of what is really the raiment of the Bride of Christ, who must wear purple and jewels and fine linen that she may hide the pallid macerated body that is worn by the suffering that she seeks for, and wounded by self-inflicted pain.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • He told me it was a fine specimen of Robinsoniana, or something dreadful of that kind.
    Chapter 17 (17% in)
  • I believe he thinks that Monmouth married me on purely scientific principles as the best specimen he could find of a modern butterfly.
    Chapter 17 (48% in)

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