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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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Parry, are there not examples in which a man of my condition should himself "
"You are right, Parry, I am a coward, and if I do nothing for myself, what will God do?
"What am I going to do, Parry? What every one in my family does.
"My good Parry," said he, "order a fire, drink, eat, sleep, and be happy; let us both be happy, my faithful friend, my only friend.
He resumed that dismal laugh that had so alarmed Parry; and whilst the whole household was screaming, singing, and preparing to install the travelers who had been preceded by their lackeys, he glided out by the principal entrance into the street, where the old man, who had gone to the window, lost sight of him in a moment.
Parry wanted to meet up but the parents of the youngster, from the south of England, refused permission.
He said: "After important documentary films about iconic British composers Vaughan Williams and Elgar, both of whom recognised Parry as the leader of their art in this country, this substantial documentary comes not a moment too soon in celebrating one of our country's greatest and most influential composers.
"We need to get back to having strong form at Prenton Park," said Parry, who saw Rovers lose more games than they won in front of their own supporters during the last campaign.
Parry, 30, who already had two previous convictions for drink-driving, was dragged from her Fiat Stilo after it caught fire following the pile-up on the A46 near Stratford-upon-Avon last May.
She had said: "If Miss Parry was a man, there is no question it would have been straight down the stairs, because this is a shocking case of dangerous driving against a background of two previous convictions for excess alcohol.
Llandudno magistrates court heard the gull was apparently covered in a coat while Parry stamped on it.
Parry was due to appear at Swansea Magistrates' Court via videolink from prison on Tuesday morning to face a charge of assaulting a PC and criminal damage and an unrelated public order matter, but he refused to leave his prison cell.