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perry

alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider

Perry

1. Fred(erick John). 1909--95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); Wimbledon singles champion (1934--36)
2. Grayson. born 1960, British potter. A transvestite, he won the Turner Prize (2003).
3. Matthew Calbraith. 1794--1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4. his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785--1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit

perry

[′per·ē]
(meteorology)
In England, a sudden, heavy fall of rain; a squall, sometimes referred to as “half a gale.”
References in classic literature ?
When I announced it Perry reached over and hugged me.
I do not know, Perry," I answered; "but thank God, if I am to die it shall not be by fire--that is all that I have feared.
Good-bye, Perry, and good luck to you," I answered, smiling back at him.
It must have been an hour after Perry had succumbed that I at last came to the realization that I could no longer carry on this unequal struggle against the inevitable.
When Geoffrey had been carefully rubbed down, and clothed again in his ordinary garments, Perry pulled a comfortable easy-chair out of a corner.
The letter pledged the agent to the strictest secrecy, and directed him to back Geoffrey's opponent in the Foot-Race for a sum equal to the sum which Perry had betted on Geoffrey himself.
Blumberg, Rhoda, Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun (HarperCollins, 2003).
Olasky and Perry dutifully rehash the chronology of the much-chronicled trial, adding little in terms of fact to the definitive and balanced account in Edward Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1999 study Summer for the Gods.
Perry also spoke at the event, reciting his pledge to so-called family values and his opposition to gay marriage.
Perry is a primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and she's been studying white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) at Lomas Barbudal since 1990.
In the first chapter, Perry outlines the history of barbed wire.