Perching: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 69 pages
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Use in Literature PerchingPerched on a dry root, a dove wept also.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].Hilarion perched left and right on the giddy summits of the highest crags, which in the clear atmosphere apparently overhung our position.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.Englishmen, as you know, regard those airy perches on the top of the coach as the best seats; and for the first few miles I discovered abundance of excellent reasons for justifying the opinion of our neighbors.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Message.The driver, perched on a plank seat like those of the worst Parisian 'coucous,' shared in the conversation by reason of his position between his victims, biped and quadruped.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Chouans.So the poor milliner's wares, although beautified by lace and ribbons, are worthless unless you are perched upon them.ndash;L. Frank Baum in American Fairy Tales.The Yellow Hen had perched upon the back of the chariot, where she could tell Dorothy more about her wonderful chickens as they rode.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Road to Oz.Throwing down his staff he ran to the cave again, and stepping between the sword points he approached the pile of casks and held out his arms to the boy who was perched upon the top.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Enchanted Island of Yew.The dove, perched on the back of the throne, had seen and heard all this, so without being told what to do it flew straight to the dragon and alighted on the ribbon.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Tik-Tok of Oz.Then they carried me to their cave, dressed me in rags, and perched me on the top of the casks, where the slightest movement on my part would send me tumbling among the sword points.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Enchanted Island of Yew.As we wind about the hills we catch sight of tiny hamlets perched on airy crests, recalling the castellated villages of the African Kabylia.ndash;Matilda Betham-Edwards in The Roof of France.

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