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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.”
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"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.
At one end is a mighty revolving drill operated by an engine which Perry said generated more power to the cubic inch than any other engine did to the cubic foot.
It was near midnight when we repaired to the lofty tower in which Perry had constructed his "iron mole" as he was wont to call the thing.
Perry looked to his generator; to the great tanks that held the life-giving chemicals with which he was to manufacture fresh air to replace that which we consumed in breathing; to his instruments for recording temperatures, speed, distance, and for examining the materials through which we were to pass.
That and the speedometer were both on my side of the cabin, and as I turned to take a reading from the former I could see Perry muttering.
"I've put every shilling I'm worth in the world on you," pursued Perry, relapsing into tenderness.
Perry posted himself at his place, grim and silent, with the watch in his hand.
"There's a good many besides you would be glad to know that," said Perry.
With this reply, Perry hurried back to the cottage.
When Geoffrey had been carefully rubbed down, and clothed again in his ordinary garments, Perry pulled a comfortable easy-chair out of a corner.
Perry looked round at the same man, a year afterward--utterly worn out, and fast asleep in the chair.