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  • n. Plural form of peerie.


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  • While attending the High School, from 1817 to 1820, there was the usual rage amongst boys for spinning-tops, "peeries," and "young cannon."

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • The peeries were turned with perfect accuracy, and the steel shod, or spinning pivot, was centred so as to correspond exactly with the axis of the top.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • They could spin twice as long as the bought peeries.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I fear that our wedding-day is a long way off yet, for, although I could easily make enough to support you in comfort if there were no difficulties to hamper me, there is not much chance of my making a fortune, as Andrew Black says, by turning parritch-sticks and peeries! "

    Hunted and Harried


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