• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ring-perch the perch of North America
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hring; Ice. hring-r, Ger., Dan., and Sw. ring.


In literature:

He rounded curve after curve, and frequently stopping on a conspicuous perch, flung a ringing challenge in the face of the morning.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Outside, a mocking bird, perched provokingly near her window, kept the night ringing with music.
"Their Mariposa Legend" by Charlotte Herr
As the perch leaped he changed himself into a ruby ring and fell into the basket.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
Frankie in the practice ring and Milt perched on a high chair just outside the ropes.
"Vital Ingredient" by Gerald Vance
All night I slept perched on her nose-ring, which she always hung upon a hook when she went to bed.
"The Joyous Story of Toto" by Laura E. Richards
He gave gold ring and silver perch as the common names then in vogue for it at Louisville.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall

In poetry:

When He, at thirty, to the Baptist came,
And was baptis'd by him in Jordan's stream,
The Holy Ghost descended from above,
And hov'ring, perch'd upon him, like a dove.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Hail! throstle, by thy ringing voice descried,
Not by the wanderings of the tuneless wing!
Now once again where fork√ęd boughs divide,
Lost in green leafage thou dost perch and sing:
Trilling, shrilling, far and wide,
``It is Spring.''
"A Souless Singer" by Alfred Austin