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peri

(pēr`ē), in Persian mythology, supernatural being. Peris were said to be fallen angels who were denied paradise until they did penance. Originally agents of evil, in later mythology they were identified as benevolent spirits.
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peri

beautiful fairylike creatures, guided way to heaven. [Pers. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 822]
See: Beauty
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As piano keys are plunked, Peris warbles, bird-like, and shining guitars puncture somber subject matter; you get the feeling that Peris and her bandmate and husband, Don Peris, have suffered a painful loss of someone dear.
Peris, at his best, engages a public that is not satisfied to just see but asks to participate.
Peris isn't dependent on public transport himself, since he works from home, but he uses it as often as he can.
It is thought that the boat sunk in Llyn Peris and was too heavy to be lifted without proper machinery.
"When she hit rock bottom, Peris ran away from her marital home.
Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations in lieu to Barchester Healthcare, c/o Peris Rice, Carmarthen Funeral Director, 25 Meysydd-YColeg, Carmarthen, SA31 3GR.
After her opponent, Luke Gosling, conceded in the weekend elections, Ms Peris gave her victory speech as the newly-elected representative to occupy the Lower House seat of Solomon.
Open-mic sessions are also organised to encourage people of all ages to join in, with the evening concert being held in the medieval church of St Peris.
CUTLINE: From left are Emily Spurr, Arianna Kassos and Casey Peris, all of Shrewsbury, and Lauren Reddington and Naomi Greenspan, both of Northboro.
Peris will be delivering a keynote address on the Indo - Sri Lanka Relations at the Teen Muti Bhawan in New Delhi.
Conwy Valley Ramblers GRAHAM will lead a strenuous, joint walk with the Clwydian Group on Saturday, April 21 The two groups will meet at the lay by on the A4086 north of Nant Peris leaving at 10am.