Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Perry, Antoinette 1888-1946. American actress and director. The Antoinette Perry Awards, or Tony Awards, are named for her.
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith 1794-1858. American naval officer who opened diplomatic and trade relations between the United States and Japan (1854).
  • Perry, Oliver Hazard 1785-1819. American naval officer who led the fleet that defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie (1813) during the War of 1812.

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  • proper n. A topographic surname derived from the Old English pyrige (a pear tree).
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, or a pet form of the rare given name Peregrine.

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Examples

  • RICK PERRY, governor of Texas, on his shooting a coyote that appeared to threaten his daughter's Labrador retriever while he was jogging with the dog; Perry says he sometimes carries a .380 Ruger on trail runs because he is afraid of snakes

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Well rare be the campaign that doesn't commit a little sign pilfering - however, none are as stoopid are to have their PERRY FOR CONGRESS tee shirts on and drive a vehicle with Perry bumper stickers.

    CapeCodToday Blog Chowder

  • PERRY FOR CONGRESS tee shirts on and drive a vehicle with Perry bumper stickers.

    CapeCodToday Blog Chowder

  • PERRY - Antonio and Beth (Morrow) Perry, Elmira, a son, Antonio Mario, Feb. 13, 2009.

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  • Bill Lilley can be reached at 330-996-3811 or PERRY TWP: Jackson senior Erinn Wright had one objective when she stepped to the plate as the third batter in the top of the first inning in today's Federal League showdown against Perry.

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  • PERRY TWP: Jackson senior Erinn Wright had one objective when she stepped to the plate as the third batter in the top of the first inning in today's Federal League showdown against Perry.

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  • That was a reference to a phrase Perry used at his national debut at a California debate last week.

    Rick Perry must be the front-runner: Everyone attacks him

  • What she finds in Perry is a disturbed war veteran, obsessed with talking about war weapons and unable to make sense of his flashbacks.

    In the Heart of America at Knightsbridge Theatre

  • Say the name Perry Mason to most people of a certain age, and the first person they think of is Raymond Burr, the late actor who won two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the slick lawyer on the popular late '50s/early '60s CBS drama.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • George L Perry aka Dazy, son of George W Perry is a client of mine and was given the picture of the bass with the man holding it with the kid.

    Record Largemouth Mystery

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