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 (pûr′chə-rŏn′, -shə-)
A draft horse of a breed developed in France, having a gray or black coat and noted for its strength.

[French, from Perche, a historical region of northwest France.]
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(Breeds) a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour
[C19: from French, from le Perche, region of NW France where the breed originated]
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(ˈpɜr tʃəˌrɒn, -ʃə-)

one of a French breed of draft horses having a gray or black coat.
[1870–75; < French, after Perche, region of NW France where the horses were first bred]
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A large draft horse that originated in the La Perche region of Southwestern France. It resulted from the crossing of large horses from Norway or Eastern Europe with the Oriental horses of the Turks, Barbs, and Arabs.
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Noun1.Percheron - one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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In the same way he looked on when Jerry fought fearful comic battles with Norman Chief, the great Percheron stallion.
In the pasture, fourteen sows with their seventy-five spring pigs rooted beside the sleek herd of steers fattening for market; the granary bulged with corn; two hundred bushels of seed wheat were ready for sowing; his machinery was in excellent condition; his four Percheron mares brought him, each, a fine mule colt once a year; and the well never went dry, even in August.
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Acute ischemic infarction of the territory of Artery of Percheron (AOP)
Their vision allowed Dunham's youngest son, Mark, to grow his Percheron horse breeding business in the 1880s and 1890s into a vital business throughout both the United States and other corners of the world.
The priciest Roslyn Heights home sold in December was a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath colonial on .42 acres at 40 Percheron Lane that sold for $2.62 million.
Acute Occlusion of the Percheron Artery during Pregnancy: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature.
For this, we use Percheron draft horses to bring the fruit in to the winery and use no electricity or modern winemaking equipment to actually craft the wine.
Damien Percheron, area market manager Middle East and Africa, said: "The vast experience of Samaco Automotive Company in the area of world's premiere luxurious brands encouraged us to enter into this partnership.
Damien Percheron, area market manager Middle East and Africa stated that the vast experience of LSM distributors in the luxury car segment provides Lamborghini and their customers with a sustainable future in SA.
Gracing the premiere with his presence, the chief guest, H E Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, along with Murtadha Hassan, chairman of the Fairtrade Group, and Faisal Murtadha, managing director of the Fairtrade Group, as well as Damien Percheron, Lamborghini area market manager, Middle East and Africa, took to the stage to unveil the dynamic Lamborghini Urus.
Imaging confirmed bilateral thalamic infarcts from the occlusion of Artery of Percheron, a rare anatomic variant which is a single arterial trunk supplying the thalamus and midbrain bilaterally.