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Perth

is Celtic for a bush. The county of Perth is the county of bushes.

Fair Maid of Perth. Catherine Glover, daughter of Simon Glover, glover, of Perth. Her lover is Henry Gow, alias Henry Smith, alias Gow Chrom, alias Hal of the Wynd, the armourer, fosterson of Dame Shoolbred. (Sir Walter Scott: Fair Maid of Perth.)

The Five Articles of Perth were those passed in 1618 by order of James VI., enjoining the attitude of kneeling to receive the elements; the observance of Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Pentecost; the right of confirmation, etc. They were ratified August 4, 1621, called Black Saturday, and condemned in the General Assembly of Glasgow in 1638.

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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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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)
Perth
Peru
Peruvian Bark
Peruke or Periwig
Pescecola
Pessimist
Petard
Petaud
Peter
Peter Botte Mountain
Peter Parley

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