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  • The queer old lady who went to college
    The queer old lady who went to college
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv queerly in a questionably unusual manner "this money had been queerly come by"
    • adv queerly in a strange manner "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"
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The Queer Side of Things The Queer Side of Things

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Staten Island, New York it is illegal for a father to call his son a 'faggot' or 'queer' in an effort to curb 'girlie' behavior.
    • adv Queerly In a queer or odd manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • queerly In a queer, odd, or singular manner.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.”
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    “America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.”
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -- deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again -- as I always am when I write.”


Queer fish - (UK) A strange person is a queer fish.
Queer Street - If someone is in a lot of trouble, especially financial, they are in Queer Street.
Queer your pitch - If someone queers your pitch, they interfere in your affairs and spoil things.


In literature:

Wango did many queer tricks.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
It's queer what it does to you.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Snap was heah den, eatin' some scraps I put out fo' him, an' de woman patted him an' talked to him in a queer like way.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
Laddie was very fond of asking queer little riddles.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
But it makes a queer sort of story to an uninitiated person looking on; and sometimes the players themselves do not know what it is all about.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
The object he had in his right hand was a queer sort of a little bow, made by fastening a stout cord to a piece of bent hickory.
"The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire" by Herbert Carter
It seemed that in the world at large this faculty of hers was queer.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
He's a queer cratur that wey, for as halikit a character as he is.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
He was only filled with a queer, vague amazement about Kitely himself.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
There were little booths here and there where squaws were cooking sagamite and selling it in queer dishes made of gourds.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And it's queer they should happen together.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The man will know that something queer is inside it, but he can't see what.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
His dirty face had a queer, cracked smile on it.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
There is a queer elasticity about boys which no one, least of all themselves, can account for.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Something queer happened once.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He looks so queer in his wig.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
Then his eyes looked up into the queer face of the girl who looked down at him.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Bertha gave a queer smile.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
How queer, how queer it all was!
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She said that no matter how good a match it was, there was always something queer about an elopement.
"Affinities and Other Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehard

In poetry:

Ae Saturday nicht, a wee ere twal',
As Grizzy an' Gibby sat,
A' at ance cam' a queer, queer knock to the door,
That wauken'd up the cat.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
A queer and fearful question is tight,
Oppresses my soul and tosses:
Can one be alive if Atreus has died —
Has died on a bed of roses.
"Agamemnon's Warrior" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
The windows rattled, the moonbeams tattled
A tale so strange and queer.
They told how at night, in dire affright
The Moon had hid in fear.
"A Goblin Christmas" by Anonymous Americas
They are such queer, such simple things;
I mean the people, Buck;
They'd leave their rights to clicks and rings
And court the Boss and luck.
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
The swain, 'tis said, look'd rather queer,
But found himself not master there.
"Sir, not a soul beneath the sky
Can tie a faster knot than I."
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton
"It's queer that I should see them so-
The time they came to Bethlehem
Was more than thirty years ago;
I've prayed that all is well with them."
"The Maid-Servant At The Inn" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

The staff manager at the campus Queer Resource Center says administrators have been very supportive of the center's ideas.
'Queer to the Corps' gives insights into being gay in the military.
A behind-the-scenes look at the world's most famous film festival from a Queer Palm juror.
Carson Kressley Says Queer Eye Forced Him to Come Out to Parents.
Sisterz of the Underground return, Forward SF celebrates a decade, Lexington Club's queer quinceneara, more.
Pastor Charles Worley of Maiden, N.C.'s Providence Road Baptist Church recently told his congregation that lesbians and "queers" should be rounded up, placed in camps with electrified fencing, and left to die.
Queer is the new normal.
Remember when "queer" was an insult.
Darren Criss Sings 'Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,' Queers 'How to Succeed'.
Artist Emily Roysdon queers the white cube .
Gay Men, Queer Women, and the Cultural History of the Mustache.
You, Too, Can Be a Queer Parent.
From One Queer to Another.
Yes, we're queer : LGBTQ youth speak out.
The common narrative about queer youth today is often one of crisis.

In science:

Nazarov M., Yangian of the queer Lie superalgebra, Comm.
Yangian of the Strange Lie Superalgebra of $\boldsymbol{Q_{n-1}}$ Type, Drinfel'd Approach
In addition to the expected examples of the modular versions of Lie superalgebras of vector f ields, and the queer analog of the gl series, there are – for p = 2 – numerous (and hitherto unexpected) queerif ications, see .
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
In the text-book [Ls] it is demonstrated that there are two superizations of gl(n): a naive one, gl(n|m), and the “queer” one, q(n) which preserves an “odd” complex structure.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
Frisk, Typical blocks of the category O for the queer Lie superalgebra. J.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
Zhao, Representations of Lie Superalgebras in Prime Characteristic II: The Queer Series.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
There is a logical possibility that something queer, like higher-derivative terms, contributes to the index and this cancels the contribution of the flux induced by the bosonic loop.
Witten index in supersymmetric 3d theories revisited
Quarta, Algebras in sets of queer functions, Israel J.
Algebrability, non-linear properties, and special functions
These are the so-called queer (or strange) Lie superalgebras q(n), introduced by V.
Bounded highest weight modules of q(n)
The queer nature of q(n) is partly due to the nonabelian structure of its Cartan subalgebra h which has a nontrivial odd part h¯1 .
Bounded highest weight modules of q(n)
Among the most interesting cases not included in the latter classification is the case of q(n) (or, equivalently, of the simple queer Lie superalgebra psq(n)).
Bounded highest weight modules of q(n)
In view of this, our result can be considered as the queer analog of the description of the gln -bounded weights.
Bounded highest weight modules of q(n)
Let V1 be an (m, m)-dimensional linear superspace and q(V1 ) = q(m) = C (J ) be the queer Lie superalgebra with the standard representation in V1 .
Maximal subalgebras of matrix Lie superalgebras
HD 45166 was assigned the spectral type qWR, where q stands for quasi rather than queer (Steiner and Oliveira 2005), but we think the star is both.
Astrophysics in 2006
This already queer scenario concerning energy becomes even more puzzling if we try to push our picture that radiation must have been prevailing also in the earlier history, by assuming a constant photon number .
Speakable and unspeakable in cosmology: dark matter vs. gravitational self energies. Hubble's constant, the cosmological term and all that
We do not know why the quark masses follow the pattern observed in nature, nor do we understand the equally queer pattern of lepton masses.
Foundations and Scope of Chiral Perturbation Theory