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verb as in sit atop of


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From its perch in the mountains of Puerto Rico, the observatory has served for decades as the vanguard of the search for alien civilizations and guarded the planet against killer asteroids.

For Tennessee, the loss to the Bengals was their second in a row after being knocked from their perch among the unbeatens by Pittsburgh.

One works while the other calls from a nearby perch, maybe cheering its mate on, maybe offering “helpful” suggestions.

Sometimes when he spies her on a perch, he flies over and without his even offering a fish, they mate.

If a female alights on a perch in a male’s territory and he’s interested, he’ll fly over with a fish.

Aberdeen, perched on the North Sea, offers a perfect example of the schism between the top and bottom earners.

They were perched atop our five-boat flotilla and I cried like a baby.

Intrepid university students perched on the ceiling girders and roared out a football cheer: Cheer!

Our lovely hotel perched on top a steep hill overlooking the mountains was also packed to the gills.

The higher of the two is perched 27 meters above the lake's surface –– about the same height as an eight-story building.

A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.

A most comical sight was the cook, perched on top of his load of pans, pots, and potatoes.

As on the preceding day, the cook rode perched upon his pony's load of kettles, pans, and pots.

Every morning an old jackdaw perched on a chimney outside our skylight, and entertained us with his chatter.

Mrs. Gum dusted a large old-fashioned oak chair with her apron; but he perched himself on one of its elbows.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perched, such as: alight, squat, land, light, rest, and settle.

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