Perch-stay

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Perch-stay one of the side-rods bracing the perch to the hind-axle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. perche—L. pertica, a rod.

Usage

In literature:

Stay with me on this little gold perch, and sing to me always!
"Stories to Tell to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
I have gone back, of course, to my perch at the club, and Laura is to stay with them until she sails.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
When he was hoeing in the garden, they would perch on his hat, and stay there by the hour, unless he drove them off.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
If you stay still enough the terns perch on your head.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
There it stayed, perched on his nose just as if it would never come off.
"The Tale of Cuffy Bear" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Stay with me on this little gold perch, and sing to me always!
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
He can stay at the Perch, and take a fishing rod, then they are safe to meet.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
I have gone back, of course, to my perch at the club, and Laura is to stay with them until she sails.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
If a bough falls into the water, let it stay; sparrows will perch on it to drink.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Some kinds of fish, at least, can't stay in the water very long, but remain perched up on the rocks.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In poetry:

Great cock-a-doodle from his perch
Crowed daily loud and clear,
"Stay in the puddle, foolish bird,
That is your proper sphere,"
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott

In news:

DAY ONE / You're staying at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, perched on white, sandy Maho Beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
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