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miles in dry straw. It seldom grows to a large His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not ; size, though Mr. Pennant mentions one that and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not. weighed nine pounds; but this is very uncom
Job xiv. 21. Jesus perceired in his spirit, that they so reasoned within themselves.
Dark 11. 8. 3. P. labrax, the basse, is a very voracious,
Consider, strong, and active fish. Ovid calls them rabidi
When you above perceive me like a crow, lupi, a name continued to them by after writers;
That it is place which lessens and sets off. and they are said to grow to the weight of 15 lbs.
Shukspeare. The irides are silvery ; the mouth large; the
The upper regions of the air perceive the collection teeth are situated in the jaws, and are very of the matter of tempests before the air here below. small; in the roof of the mouth is a triangular
Bucun. rough space, and just at the gullet are two others Vo sound is produced but with a perceptible blast of a roundish form. The scales are of a mid- of the air, and with some resistance of the air dlig size, are very thick set, and adhere closelv. strucken.
Id. The body is formed somewhat like that of a
Great mountains have a perception of the disposition salmon. The color of the back is dusky, tinged of the air to tempests sooner than the valleys below; with blue. The belly is white. In young tindi and therefore they say in Wales, when certain
hills have their night caps on, they mean mischief. the space above the side line is marked with
Id. small black spots. It is esteemed a very delicate
Answer to this dimness of their perception, was fish.
the whole system and body of their religion. 4. P. marina, the sea-perch, is about a foot
Decay of Piety. long : the head large and deformed ; eyes great ; It perceives them immediately, as being immediteeth small and numerous. On the head and ately objected to and perceptible to the sense ; as I covers of the gills are strong spines. The color perceive the sun by my sight.
Hale, red, with a black spot on the covers of the gills, By the inventors and their followers that would and some transverse dusky livies on the sides. seem not to come too short of the perceptions of the It is a fish held in some esteem at the table. leaders, they are magnified. 5. P. Vilotica, the perch of the Nile, is taken
Id. Origin of Mankind. about Cairo. The desh has a sweet and exqui: awake and solicited by external motions, for some of
There is a difficulty that pincheth ; the soul is site flavor, and is not hard, but very white. !i them reach the perceptive region in the most silent is one of the best fishes in the Nile; and, as it is of the largest size in Egypt, it adorns a'lible it repose and obscurity of night : what is it then that
prevents our sensations?
Glanville brought upon it entire and well fried. See
The soul is the sole percipient, which hath ani. PILOT-FISH.
madversion and sense properly so called, and the PERCA'SE, adv. Par and case. Perchance; body is only the receiver of corporeal impressions. perhaps. Not used.
11. Sepsis. A virtuous man will be virtuous in solitudine, and
The illumination is not so bright and fulgent, as not only in theatro, though perruse it will be more
to obscure or extinguish all perceptibility of the reastrong by glory and fame, as an heat which is doubled by reflection.
Whatever the least real point of the essence of the
perceptive part of the soul does perceive, every real PEʻRCEANT, adj. Fr. perçant. Piercing; point of the perceptive must perceive at once. penetrating. Obsolete.
Id. Divine Dialogues. Wond'rous quick ard perceant was his spright
The body, though it really moves, yet not chang. As eagles' eyes that can behold the sun. Spenser. ing perceivable distance with some other bodies, as
fast as the ideas of our own mind will follow one PERCEIVE', 1. ll.
) Latin percipio. another, seems to stand still; as the hands of clocks. PERCETV'ABTE, cui. To discover by
Locke. PERCETV'AEL), ada.
effect; Sensation and perception are not inherent in matPERCEPUBLF, and
know ; be afiected ter as such ; for, if it were so, every stock or stone PERCEP'IIBIY, adv. by; observe: per- would be a percipient and rational creature. PERCEPTIBILITY, 11. S. ceivable and per
Bentley. PEROEP'TON, n. s.
ceptible mean, dis- In the anatomy of the mind, as of the body, more PerceP'UVE, ui, coverable ; such as good will accrue to mankind by attending to the large, PERUPIENT, ud; & n. s.) may be observed; open, and perceptible parts, than by studying too
much finer nerves.
Pope. the adverbs corresponding : perceptibility, state of being an object of perception ; power of per
The woman decays perceptibly every week. ceiving: for which, however, perception is the scious of its own existence.
Malter bath no lise vor perception, and is not con
Bentley's Sermons. better word : perceptive, having the power of Perception is that act of the mind, or rather a perceiving: perception is perceiving: perci- passion or impression, whereby the mind becomes pient is perceiving, one who has the power of conscious of any thing; as when I feel hunger, perception.
thirst, cold, or heat.
END OF VOL. XVI,
J. Haddon, Prouter, Finsbury.