Re: RARA-AVIS: Rara Avis

Date: 24 Jul 2005


Re your question below:

> Can someone clue me into what a RARA AVIS is?
> I see plenty of definitions everywhere, but I guess
> I'm missing the
> point.

It's a reference to a line from the most famous of hard-boiled crime novels, THE MALTESE FALCON, in which Casper Gutman refers to the titular statuette as a
"rara avis" or "rare bird."


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