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- n. A parry that moves in a circle to end up in the same position in which it started. Also known as a circular parry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fencing, a parry of the kind known as counter. See counter, 6.
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In two minutes I had his whole budget of the art laid bare to me; he had but four parries -- quarte and tierce for the high lines, with septime and second for the low ones -- and had never seen a counter-parry or lunge in the whole course of his misspent life.
I took the blade on the cane; then, as he disengaged and came at me lower, I made counter-parry, and pursuing the circle after I had caught his steel, I carried it out of his hand.