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Rare

Describing a coin that is extremely difficult to find. Depending on its quality, a rare coin may be quite valuable, depending on demand from collectors and investors. However, a rare coin may be a highly illiquid asset. See also: Numismatics.
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Plus, younger women tend to have rarer forms of ovarian cancer, called germ cell or stromal ovarian cancer, which are fairly responsive to chemotherapy and may not require a hysterectomy, says Thomas J.
Rarer still is Marcus Samuelsson, one who is not only the co-owner of an acclaimed Scandinavian restaurant in New York City, but also author of a definitive cookbook: Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine (Houghton Mifflin Company, $45.
personnel were rarer in Haiti than they have been in Iraq lately, the long-term results of our involvement there have proven dismal.
Investigators in the final period at Geneva tended to conflate a charge of witchcraft with that of plague-spreading, but the dual charge is rarer before that time.
The investigators comment that research into factors influencing discontinuation of HIV primary care "can lay the foundation for interventions that make [it] a much rarer event.
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which are common one-letter variations in the DNA sequence occurring in at least 1% of the population (anything rarer is a mutation), are the simplest differences to examine on the wide scale, agreed participants at "Genetic Variation and Gene-Environment Interaction in Human Health and Disease," a seminar held 16 April 2003 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
But a recent excursion into some emporiums of "finds" found them filled with a surprisingly good mix of products and something even rarer in department stores: sales help.
We have discovered that people with rarer surnames share distinct similarities in their chromosomes.
MICHAEL CHAPMAN, who has been doing well on the all-weather course here, saddled one of his rarer jump winners at the track when Ei Ei, ridden by Billy Worthington, made all to land the novices' handicap chase.
Rarer is the artist for whom the spiritual quest is the lifeblood of the work.
If you cook meat, try cooking at lower temperatures and cultivate a taste for rarer servings (the exception is ground beef, which should always be cooked to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
Scholars should also be aware of occasional typographical errors affecting names and, in rarer cases, actual citations; however such lapses should not dissuade them from using this valuable text.