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Precaʹrious

is what depends on our prayers or requests. A precarious tenure is one that depends solely on the will of the owner to concede to our prayer; hence uncertain, not to be depended on. (Latin, precor.)

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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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Præmunire
Pragmatic Sanction
Prairie Fever (The)
Prating Sophists
Prayer-book Parade
Praying-wheels
Pre-Adamites
Pre-Raphaelites
Preacher (The)
Prebend
Precarious
Preceptor
Précieuses Ridicules (in Molière’s comedy so called)
Preciosa
Precious Stones
Precocious
Prelate
Preliminary Canter (A)
Premier Pas
Premonstratensian
Prendre un Rat par la Queue