Perlous
Perlous Per"lous, a. Perilous. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • perlous — /pûrˈləs/ (Spenser) adjective same as ↑perilous (see under ↑peril) * * * perlous, ouse obs. forms of parlous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parlous — Par lous, a. [For perlous, a contr. fr. perilous.] [1913 Webster] 1. Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough. [Archaic] A parlous snuffing. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen. [Obs.] A parlous boy. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parlously — Parlous Par lous, a. [For perlous, a contr. fr. perilous.] [1913 Webster] 1. Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough. [Archaic] A parlous snuffing. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen. [Obs.] A parlous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parlousness — Parlous Par lous, a. [For perlous, a contr. fr. perilous.] [1913 Webster] 1. Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough. [Archaic] A parlous snuffing. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen. [Obs.] A parlous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parlous — parlously, adv. parlousness, n. /pahr leuhs/, adj. 1. perilous; dangerous. 2. Obs. clever; shrewd. adv. 3. to a large extent; greatly. [1350 1400; ME, var. of perlous, syncopated var. of PERILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • parlous — par•lous [[t]ˈpɑr ləs[/t]] adj. 1) perilous; dangerous 2) Obs. cunning; shrewd • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME, earlier perlous, syncopated var. ofperilous perilous par′lous•ly, adv. par′lous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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