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Perpendiculars

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Parties called crushes, in which persons have to stand almost stationary from the time of entering the suite of rooms to the time of leaving them.

“The night before I duly attended my mother to three fashionable crowds, ‘perpendicularsʹ is the best name for them, for there is seldom more than standing room.”—Edna Lyall: Donovan, chap. ix.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Perion
Peripatetics
Peris
Perissa (excess or prodigality; Greek, Perissos)
Periwig
Periwinkle
Perk
Perkunos
Permian Strata
Pernelle (Madame)
Perpendiculars
Perpetual Motion
Pers
Persecutions (The ten great)
Persepolis
Perseus
Persevere
Persian Alexander (The)
Persian Bucephalos (The)
Person (Latin, persona, a mask; personwtus, one who wears a mask, an actor)
Persona Grata (Latin)