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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
4. Contemplative Affections
 
872. Prodigy.
 
  
NOUN:PRODIGY, phenomenon, wonder, wonderment, marvel, miracle; freak, freak of nature, lusus naturœ [L.], monstrosity; monster (unconformity) [See Unconformity]; curiosity, infant prodigy, lion, sight, spectacle; jeu -, coup- de théâtre [F.]; gazingstock; sign; St. Elmo’s -fire, - light; portent [See Omen].
  what no words can paint; wonders of the world; annus mirabilis [L.]; dignus vindice nodus [L.].
  DETONATION; bursting of a -shell, - bomb, - mine; volcanic eruption, peal of thunder; thunderclap, thunderbolt, thunderstone [obs. or dial. Eng.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Natura il fece e poi roppe la stampa.
  2. A schoolboy’s tale, the wonder of an hour!—Byron
  3. Stones have been known to move and trees to speak.—Macbeth
  4. ’Twas strange, ’twas passing strange; ’Twas pitiful, ’twas wondrous pitiful.—Othello

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