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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Perlidae — certain stoneflies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Perlidæ, having the abdomen robust, bisetigerous, and the wings short in the male.


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  • La Perla is best for muffling the sound of bad poetry.

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  • Pink is the apparently the new blue and "Perla" seems to be the new buzz-word in Austin, manifesting itself in a City Council candidate and the popular SoCo restaurant Mars orbiting into a new restaurant called Perla's (foreshadowing?).

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  • Konstantin’s hot-tempered widow, Perla, is obsessed with climbing the social ladder and, as a result, she will do anything to suppress this potentially damaging story.

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  • George called Perla's cook one minute after Adele drew her last breath, and one and a half minutes later Perla Zacharias, who admired Adele Harcourt over any person and whose mantle she wanted to assume in New York society, loved having the news of such a piece of social history to pass on to Simon Cabot.

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  • A transsexual who identified herself only as "Perla," told CNN that police officers participate in beatings.

  • Todd will retain Guido Perla and Associates of Seattle, Washington ( "Perla") as its design agent. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • “Well, yeah, it was in my way,” Cooper said, as if that justified mutilating La Perla.

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  • Net-a-porter La Perla C cup bikini I'm a bikini fan and a long-time wearer despite the fact that my 12-year old recently told me that I had "no business" wearing one.

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  • I would be bidding my precious La Perla a fond farewell soon.

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  • So far, our little collection of his films includes María Candelaria (1946 double prize winner at Cannes, with Dolores Del Río), Enamorada (another Cannes winner, with María Felix), Nazarín (directed by Luis Buñuel), and La Perla (winner of several Ariel prizes).

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