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parlous

P`ARLOUS, a. Keen; sprightly; waggish. [Not used.]




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P`ARLOUS, a. Keen; sprightly; waggish. [Not used.]


PAR'LOUS, a. [from Fr. parler, to speak.]

Keen; sprightly; waggish. [Not used.] – Dryden.


Par"lous
  1. Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.

    [Archaic] "A parlous snuffing." Beau. *** Fl.
  2. Venturesome] bold; mischievous; keen.

    [Obs.] "A parlous boy." Shak. "A parlous wit." Dryden. -- Par"lous*ly, adv. [Obs.] -- Par"lous*ness, n. [Obs.]
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P'ARLOUS, adjective Keen; sprightly; waggish. [Not used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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cup

CUP, n. [L., a little cup.]

1. A small vessel of capacity, used commonly to drink out of. It is usually made of metal; as a silver cup; a tin cup. But the name is also given to vessels of like shape used for other purposes. It is usually more deep than wide; but tea-cups and coffee-cups are often exceptions.

2. The contents of a cup; the liquor contained in a cup, or that it may contain; as a cup of beer. See 1 Corinthians 11.

3. In a scriptural sense, sufferings and afflictions; that which is to be received or endured.

O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Matthew 26.

4. Good received; blessings and favors.

My cup runneth over. Psalm 23.

Take the cup of salvation, that is, receive the blessings of deliverance and redemption with joy and thanksgiving.

5. Any thing hollow like a cup; as the cup of an acorn. The bell of a flower, and a calyx is called a flower-cup.

6. A glass cup or vessel used for drawing blood in scarification.

Cup and can, familiar companions; the can being the large vessel out of which the cup is filled, and thus the two being constantly associated.

Cups, in the plural, social entertainment in drinking; merry bout.

Thence from cups to civil broils.

CUP, v.i.

1. In surgery, to apply a cupping-glass to procure a discharge of blood from a scarified part of the body.

2. To supply with cups.

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