Perstringe Per*stringe", v. t. [L. perstringere; per + stringere to bind up, to touch upon.] 1. To touch; to graze; to glance on. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To criticise; to touch upon. [R.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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