On the right side of the fall line, but precariously close to the precipice.
Those women who are not alone are often only precariously coupled.
They're high, but not precariously so, and are being shown with thin black socks.
Save that he seems to see you rarely and precariously, he will carry you good news of me.
It seemed to him he remained there precariously alone with the stanchion for a long, long time.
Vine medium to weak, precariously hardy, unproductive, often susceptible to attacks of mildew.
He labours to bear in mind, how undeservedly they are often bestowed, how precariously they are always possessed.
Vine vigorous, precariously hardy, lacking in productiveness.
He was the son of Amoz, who has been (much too precariously) identified with a brother of Amaziah.
The most precariously perched had paid no toll but the chimney.
1640s, a legal word, "held through the favor of another," from Latin precarius "obtained by asking or praying," from prex (genitive precis) "entreaty, prayer" (see pray). Notion of "dependent on the will of another" led to extended sense "risky, dangerous, uncertain" (1680s). "No word is more unskillfully used than this with its derivatives. It is used for uncertain in all its senses; but it only means uncertain, as dependent on others ..." [Johnson]. Related: Precariously; precariousness.