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  • In order to make the commodity of the day accessible to all, a new weight was invented, called a perit, so small that there were about eight thousand of them in one pound avoirdupois, and a single tulip root weighing from half an ounce to an ounce, would contain from 200 to 400 of these perits.

    The Humbugs of the World An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages

  • [5568] Qui in amore praecipitavit, pejus perit, quam qui saxo salit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [2782] Male meretur, qui dat mendico, quod edat; nam et illud quod dat, perit; et illi producit vitam ad miseriam: he that gives a beggar an alms (as that comical poet said) doth ill, because he doth but prolong his miseries.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ut mundus duobus polis sustentatur: ita lex Dei, amore Dei et proximi; duobus his fundamentis vincitur; machina mundi corruit, si una de polis turbatur; lex perit divina si una ex his.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Omnis aegrotus, propria culpa perit, sed nemo nisi medici beneficio restituitur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Persarum legem as [663] Brisonius calls it; or as [664] Ammianus, impendio formidatas et abominandas leges, per quas ob noxam unius, omnis propinquitas perit hard law that wife and children, friends and allies, should suffer for the father's offence.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Grimaldi and Engel, in the Evolution of Insects cite the "Nomina si nescis, perit et cognitio rerum" as adapted by Linneaus from 'Isidore of Seville's ca. THREE YEARS OF LANGUAGEHAT.

  • Well, actually, he's slightly misquoting Coke, who said in Coke upon Littleton 86 "nomina si nescis perit cognitio rerum." THREE YEARS OF LANGUAGEHAT.

  • From this it is plain that, whereas it is very difficult to win fame, it is not hard to keep it when once attained; and also that a reputation which comes quickly does not last very long; for here too, quod cito fit, cito perit.

    The Art of Literature

  • The eight dry months were divided into two seasons, the perit for cultivation and the shemu for harvesting.

    Euclid’s Window


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