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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perch.
  • adj. Situated as if balancing above something.


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  • A robin perched upon my sill, the sign of a coming morn

    Fuck The Pain

  • "Mother's dedfully good," said Baby, poking up his face from her knee where he had again perched himself, to kiss her.

    The Adventures of Herr Baby

  • He stole round, and followed them at a safe distance, making Celia's hat, and the portmanteau perched on the shoulder of the porter behind her, his guides.

    The Damnation of Theron Ware

  • Then the glen turns and widens, and Castel d'Andraz – a shattered, blank-eyed ruin perched high upon a pedestal of crag – comes suddenly into sight.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • The sun was glaring and hot, focused down to a tight coin perched precariously above the Manhattan skyline.

    Miss Misery

  • And, you know, if you look at the damage on the street here, where we were perched, which is just right up there on the fourth floor, I mean, we couldn't really have been in a safer spot considering all of the debris that was flying up and down this road during the last twelve hours.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2004

  • One type of unconfined aquifer is known as a perched aquifer, where an impermeable layer of limited size stops the percolation of water to a deeper aquifer, thereby creating a small underground reservoir of limited volume (Figure 2.3).

    1.1 The role and purpose of irrigation

  • The app in question is a popular book-reading app called Classics, which rounds up a bunch of public-domain titles in a slick-looking package that features a user interface with various titles perched on a bookshelf. article also suggests that the UI similarities extend beyond the top-level interface.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Because the numbers were pretty ... dismal in the hardware section, Sony and Nintendo (as they are all wont to do) chose to focus instead on the software sales, eagerly bannering their exclusive titles perched on the top list.

    Nintendo DS

  • We're kind of perched high up in downtown Kansas City and we've been looking at this road that slopes down a bit.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2006


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