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n. pl. pe·ris
In Persian mythology, a beautiful and benevolent supernatural being or fairy, earlier regarded as malevolent.

[Persian parī, from Middle Persian parīk, malevolent sprite, from Avestan pairikā, a kind of female demon.]


n, pl -ris
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
2. (European Myth & Legend) any beautiful fairy-like creature
[C18: from Persian: fairy, from Avestan pairikā witch]


(ˈpɪər i)

n., pl. -ris.
1. one of a large group of beautiful, fairylike beings of Persian mythology.
2. any lovely, graceful creature.
[1770–80; < Persian perī, variant of parī fairy, Middle Persian parīk, Avestan pairikā witch]


a prefix meaning “about,” “around” (perimeter; periscope), “enclosing,” “surrounding” (pericardium), “near” (perigee; perihelion).
[< Greek, prefixal use of perí (adv. and preposition)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peri - a beautiful and graceful girlperi - a beautiful and graceful girl  
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
2.peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Persia, Persian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
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He had already withdrawn his eye from the Peri, and was looking at a humble tuft of daisies which grew by the wicket.
There was not a soul in Randolph Crescent, nor a soul in Queensferry Street; in this outdoor privacy and the sense of escape, John took heart again; and with a pathetic sense of leave-taking, he even ventured up the lane and stood awhile, a strange peri at the gates of a quaint paradise, by the west end of St.
Bribe a seraph to fetch you a coal of fire from heaven, if you will," said I, "and with it kindle life in the tallest, fattest, most boneless, fullest-blooded of Ruben's painted women--leave me only my Alpine peri, and I'll not envy you.
The Peri and the Pearl," a clever skit of a poem of two hundred lines, just finished, white hot from his brain, won the heart of the editor of a San Francisco magazine published in the interest of a great railroad.
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It is unique that a company of our size has the opportunity to collaborate with a world-renowned ecommerce giant like Amazon to bring PERI's unique products to its users," said Mohammad Tabatabai, CEO of PERI, Inc.
PERI PERI PULLED PORK SANDWICH For the Peri Peri Marinade (this can be made a day in advance and refrigerated for up to three days) 125ml Tomato ketchup 100ml Fruit chutney 15ml Worcestershire sauce 35ml Soy sauce 125g Onion diced 5 Chopped garlic cloves 50ml Olive oil 75ml Red wine 40ml Cola 15g BBQ spice 15g Cracked black pepper 30g Maldon salt 30g Chopped thyme 10g Paprika 3 Chopped chillies (optional) Pulled Pork Ingredients 2kg Shoulder of pork on the bone, skin removed (ask your butcher to butterfly this for you) 100g Peri Peri marinade Maldon salt to taste Reduction 300ml Cola 300ml Orange juice 40g Demerara sugar 75g Peri Peri Marinade Preparation Marinate the boned and butterflied pork shoulder for four hours in the Peri Peri marinade.
The contract~s purpose, design-build, the following mixed program - Major rehabilitation of 13 housing certified Habitat and Environment Heritage and renovation of 150 and 2 shops at 39 rue Gabriel Peri in Saint-Denis (93200)- Construction of 3 certified housing Housing and Environment, RT 2012 and a 10% trade 50 rue Gabriel Peri in Saint-Denis (93200).
Health manager Judith Hedgley said: "The widespread presence of mouse droppings at the Gold Peri Peri Chicken takeaway highlighted inadequate management of hygiene and a lack of care and attention on the part of the staff.
Formwork company Peri has also played a major role in the construction of the Rashed Al Kbi Tower, helping to the project to run ahead of deadline.
Il s'agit du bilan mensuel le plus eleve fourni par le gouvernement irakien depuis aout 2010, mois durant lequel 426 personnes avaient peri et 838 avaient ete blessees.
The main components of Peri Up Rosett Flex, such as standards, ledgers and decks, have a uniform length and width grid arrangement of 25 cm or 50 cm.

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