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Perry

[per-ee]
noun
1.
Antoinette, 1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
2.
Bliss, 1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
3.
Frederick John ("Fred") 1909–1995, British tennis player.
4.
Matthew Calbraith [kal-breyth] , 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
5.
his brother, Oliver Hazard, 1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
6.
Ralph Barton, 1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
7.
a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
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perry (ˈpɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
 
[C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear]

Perry (ˈpɛrɪ)
 
n
1.  Fred(erick John). 1909--95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); Wimbledon singles champion (1934--36)
2.  Grayson. born 1960, British potter. A transvestite, he won the Turner Prize (2003).
3.  Matthew Calbraith. 1794--1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4.  his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785--1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit

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Robert Carr. Language used by Framework, Ashton-Tate.
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fred definition


1. The personal name most frequently used as a metasyntactic variable (see foo). Allegedly popular because it's easy for a non-touch-typist to type on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Unlike J. Random Hacker or "J. Random Loser", this name has no positive or negative loading (but see Mbogo, Dr. Fred). See also barney.
2. An acronym for "Flipping Ridiculous Electronic Device"; other F-verbs may be substituted for "flipping".

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