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parry

an act of parrying, esp (in fencing) using a stroke or circular motion of the blade

Parry

1. Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings). 1848--1918, English composer, noted esp for his choral works
2. Sir William Edward. 1790--1855, English arctic explorer, who searched for the Northwest Passage (1819--25) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1827)
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The river deities, however, like those of the sea, were to be propitiated by a bribe, and the infliction of these rude honors to be parried by a treat to the adepts.
But the fellow was evidently of another mind, for he backed and parried and parried and sidestepped until I was almost completely fagged from the exertion of attempting to finish him.
He struck two or three blows, but soon found that he had met his match, for Robin warded and parried all of them, and, before the Tinker thought, he gave him a rap upon the ribs in return.