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miles in dry straw. It seldom grows to a large Ilis sons come to honour, and he knoweth it got ; size, though Mr. Pennant mentions one that and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it noi.

Job xiv. 21. weighed nine pounds; but this is very uncom

Jesus perceired in his spirit, that they so reasoned

Bark it. 8. 3. P. labrax, the basse, is a very voracious,

Consider, strong, and active tish. 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 dling size, are very thick set, and adhere closelv. strucken. 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 tile 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 small black spots. It is esteemed a very delicate

Answer to this dimness of their perceprim, was fish.

the whole system and body of their religion. 4. P. marina, the sea-perch, is about foot

Decay of Piety. long : the head large and deformed ; eyes great; It perceives them immediately, as being immedi. teeth 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 lilies on the sides. seemn 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. Oririn of Mankind. about Cairo. The Hesh has a sweet and exqui

There is a difficuliy that pincheth ; the soul is

awake and solicited by external motions, for some of site Havor, and is not hard, but very while. It

them reach the perceptire 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! brought upon it entire and well fried. See

The soul is the sole percipient, which hath ani. PILOT-FISI.

madversion and sense properly so called, and the PERCA’SE, adv. Par and case. Perchuce; body is only the receiver of corporeal impressions. perhaps. Not used.

11. Scepsis. A virtuous man will be virtuous in solitudine, and

The illumination is not so bright and fulgent, as not only in theatro, though per: use 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 PERCEANT, adj. Fr. perçant. Piercing ; point of the perceptive must perceive at once. penetrating. Obsolete.

Id. Divine Dial gues. Wond'rous quick ad 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 PERCEITE', 2.11. > Latin percipio. another, seems to stand still; as the hands of clocks. PERCEIVA HUL, cuti. To discover by

Loche. PERCITUMIS, adu.

effect; to Sensation and perception are not inherent in matPERCEPUBLF, (

N. know ; be afiected ter as such ; for, if it were so, every stock or stone PERCEPIBIT, adv. by; obserie: per- would be a percipient and rational creature. PERCEPTIBILID, 11. $. ceivable and per

Bentley. PERCEP'UTON, n. s.

ceptible mean, dis- In the anatomy of the mind, as of the body, more PERCEP'UVF, anti,

coverable; such as good will accrue to mankind by attending to the large, PERU PIENT, ud; &n. s. ) may be observed; open, and perceptible parts, than by studying too

niuch finer nerves.

P'ope. the adverbs corresponding: perceptibility, state

The woman decays perceptibly every week. of being an object of perception ; power of perceiving; for which, however, perception is the scious of its own existence.

Matter hath no lile 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.





l'atts. thirst, cold, or heat.


J. Haddon, Printer, Finsbury.

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