Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bird tied by the foot, to serve as decoy to other birds by its fluttering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In sporting, a bird tied by the feet on a perch to serve as a decoy for other birds.

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Examples

  • HIs "tirade" on a recorded phone call to his daughter calls into question his judgement & discretion at the very least, not to mention his perchant for drink.

    Baldwin: Lieberman's one of a 'few moderate Republicans left'

  • My husband has a perchant for bikes and has managed to collect 5 in various states of disrepair (not including the kids bikes) one of which includes a tandem that we have had many a fight on!!

    vélo - French Word-A-Day

  • No Pastor will bring somebody who has the perchant for leaving a church simply based on what they hear in one service into their fold.

    Campaigning in Kentucky, Clinton hears sermon on infidelity

  • My husband has a perchant for bikes and has managed to collect 5 in various states of disrepair not including the kids bikes one of which includes a tandem that we have had many a fight on!

    vélo - French Word-A-Day

  • We all know your perchant for drawing fat superheroes.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Today’s Comic: Cap goes to heaven.

  • I could similarily state that once you get to know the gringo mentality and perchant for manifest destiny, then understanding their motivations (including Iraq) is easier.

    Two questions to all posters

  • Other than that, his perchant for a particular black jacket by Man Master was the reason for his other aliases.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • 'As things are, the same way Nigerians in UK chased the minister out of London, so the CNPP will mobilise Nigerians at home to force him out of the government if President Yar'adua is not ready to sack him because he has already become not only a disgrace but a liability instead of an asset to the government over his perchant for protecting the corrupt against the interest of the country.

    Vanguard

  • i guess i'm getting far afield. machines can do all kinds of things like make toast & rise against their makers right in front of your eyes. but i've always had a perchant for the organic. i think the mediums are not so diffrent even, let alone exclusive. so i suppose my answer is the post-human. i'm not intrested in machine vs. man. i'm intrested in things no longer being human.

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • just making an observation | Feb 19, 2010 | perchant

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