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Word: parry

Definition: ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.


Sentences Containing 'parry'

"Tom Brown's Schooldays" is a 1951 British drama film directed by Gordon Parry and starring John Howard Davies, Robert Newton and James Hayter.
A Ming period "wucai" tea kettle, said to have been given by the Queen to Parry, at a time when porcelain was rare in England, was sold in 2007 for over £1,000,000.
A woman of contradictions, Edna was the only person to defend Len and Pearl when Pearl's son, convicted rapist Frank Bernard Hartbourne (Rob Parry), came to live with them.
At the 2011 European Team Championships he was the silver medallist behind David Storl and while his young German rival went on to win at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, Majewski managed only ninth place with a best throw of 20.18 m. At the start of 2012 he broke his own Polish indoor record at the BW-Bank Meeting in Karlsruhe with a winning mark of 21.27 m. In London 2012 he won the Gold medal with a winning mark of 21.89 m and he become first to defend olympic title in shot put since Parry O'Brien achieved that in Melbourne 1956.
Currently, Parry is a resident of Akron, Ohio; he is also an associate Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial in suburban Tallmadge.
During that time, he played in the first violin section of several orchestras, including those led by Edward Elgar and Hubert Parry.
Evans's last book was "The Poems of Robert Parry", a study of the little-known poet Robert Parry.
Forming part of the Parry Channel, the strait separates several large islands including Cornwallis Island and Devon Island to the north, from Prince of Wales Island, Somerset Island, and Prince Leopold Island to the south.
He eventually studied composition with Hubert Parry.
He gave up and returned to England, despite the protests of several of his officers, including First Mate William Edward Parry and Edward Sabine.
He represented Muskoka and Parry Sound in the Canadian House of Commons from 1896 to 1904 as a Liberal-Conservative.
Henry Parry (1561–1616) was an English bishop.
His aunt, Eileen Parry, is quoted as saying: "As a boy, he was a lovely lad.
His father, Dave Parry, was the Supervisor of Officials for the Big Ten Conference, and the side judge in Super Bowl XVII.
His recording career ran from November 1920, when working with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes he recorded the ballet music, "The Good-Humoured Ladies", to December 1978, when he made his final recording of music by Hubert Parry.
In 1903, then-president David MacLean Parry delivered a speech at its annual convention which argued that unions' goals would result in "despotism, tyranny, and slavery."
It was written during the Cranberries' English Tour in 1993, in memory of two boys, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, who were killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington.
John Parry (born c. 1965) is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2000 NFL season.
Just a year later William Edward Parry was able to sail further west, through those non-existent mountains.
made but a faint attempt to parry this unexpected blow; the monarchy he had scarcely reconstructed tottered on its precarious foundation, and at a sign from the emperor the incongruous structure of ancient prejudices and new ideas fell to the ground.
Many of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, including Edward Bouverie Pusey, Henry Parry Liddon, John Mason Neale, Charles Fuge Lowder and Edward King preached at the church.
Mike also co-produced with Jude Parry, directed, performed and wrote the first British professional pantomime to appear in Florida, it was such success that they continued for five years, starring not only local young talent but also the late Davy Jones of the Monkees.
Muriel's oratorio debut was in Hubert Parry's "King Saul" in 1896.
Parry advocated the establishment of a great national anti-union federation under the control of the NAM, and the NAM responded by initiating such an effort.
Parry Gettelman of Orlando Sentinel praised vocal calling them "out-of-my-way".
Parry is a native of Michigan City, Indiana and a graduate of Michigan City Rogers High School.
Parry officiated Super Bowl XLI in 2007 as a side judge on the crew headed by referee Tony Corrente.
Parry translated the Heidelberg Catechism into English, from the Latin version, with commentary by Zacharias Ursinus.
Parry was the referee of Super Bowl XLVI, which was held February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Parry's 2013 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Dan Ferrell, head linesman Derick Bowers, line judge Adrian Hill, field judge Scott Edwards, side judge Joe Larrew and back judge Perry Paganelli.
There is an alabaster effigy of Parry in Worcester Cathedral. Works.
Tomasz Majewski (born 30 August 1981 in Nasielsk) is a Polish shot putter and a double Olympic gold medalist. He is the third shot putter to successfully defend the Olympic title, first European to do so, and the first since Parry O'Brien in 1956.
Wildflowers along the trail include paintbrush (Castilleja), Parry clover ("Trifolium parryi"), elephant tusk ("Pedicularis groenlandica"), monkshood ("Aconitum columbianum"), and Parry lousewort ("Pedicularis parryi").
Wildflowers bloom all during the short growing season, and visitors can enjoy Colorado Columbine, Scarlet Paintbrush, Subalpine Larkspur, Pretty Shooting Star, Orange Sneezeweed, Panguitch Buckwheat, Prairie Smoke, Silvery Lupin, Yellow Evening Primrose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Parry Primrose, Plantainleaf Buttercup, and two species of Penstemon.
Wynn-Parry J granted the injunction saying,
``Then give me water,''cried Danglars, endeavoring to parry the blow.

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