climbing perch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n climbing perch a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Climbing perch (Zoöl) See Anabas, and Labyrinthici.
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Usage

In literature:

I climbed to the beginning of things and, perched upon a narrow beam, overlooked very nearly all the pigs ever bred in Wisconsin.
"American Notes" by Rudyard Kipling
They climbed out of the smelting town, where eyrie houses perched insecurely on a precipitous landscape.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
This figure climbed down from its perch, as they entered, with a sort of awkward courtesy.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
I climbed up to my perch again without loss of time, but he was evidently as much frightened as I was, and returned no more.
"The Man-eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures" by J. H. Patterson
He caught the rope which hung down from the trapeze, and quickly climbing up poised himself on his elevated perch.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
The day had, therefore, barely ended when he climbed aloft to his perch.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
This undertaking was very difficult, because the fortress was perched upon a rock so high and steep that it was almost impossible to climb it.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Sibyl therefore climbed into the old apple-tree and perched amongst its branches, and gazed eagerly down on the bit of common land.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
They held on to her gown, and climbed on her back, and perched on her shoulders, and clung to her hair.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
Hurriedly climbing down from his perilous perch, he hastened to inform Jarvis of their position.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
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In news:

SANFORD — The black bear spotted on Lee Avenue, which captivated Lee County residents throughout the day Wednesday, climbed down from his tree perch at about 9:35 pm Wednesday, according to authorities.
Well some little kitty cat decided it wanted some of the attention so it climbs up the reporters back to perch on her shoulder .
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