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quaint
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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unusual in an interesting or pleasing way — especially when old-fashioned
  • ...the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other—it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"—an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (12% in)
  • Among innumerable other instances, I well remember something in a volume of Joseph Glanvill, which (perhaps merely from its quaintness—who shall say?
    1 — Ligeia (24% in)

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