perch above

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  • Often difficult to see until it quickly darts from a perch above water.
  • An old fort perched above the pass suggests the region's bloody past.
  • The bridge sits on its own perch above the open deck.
  • This is a small rock shelter formed by a low overhanging rock perched above three supporting rocks.
  • It stands like an eagle's nest, perched above the sea on a black rock on the mountain side. Cited from Itinerary through Corsica, by Charles Bertram Black
  • Carved eagles perch above the main entry doors at the north and south.
  • Soon, he is back to his perch above the city, possessing a dangerous new clarity.
  • For two days he sat perched above the steep, quiet, immovable, his head sunk deep into his shoulders. Cited from Tales of the Wilderness, by Boris Pilniak (pseud.)
  • The place which had once been a narrow room, then a balcony, was now a perch above stomach-turning space. Cited from Key Out of Time, by Andre Alice Norton
  • A blue jay perched above and tried to decide whether there was cause for an alarm signal. Cited from The Harvester, by Gene Stratton Porter
  • One poor woman, heavily laden with treasures, had perched above all her child, and away she, too, was flying. Cited from Adventures in New Guinea, by James Chalmers
  • So presently, when he was perched above the gate, he closed his eyes and began kicking his heels as he did when at home. Cited from A Melody in Silver, by Keene Abbott
  • Perched above the park is the Russian embassy, formerly that of the Soviet Union.
  • But his appearance was no more unusual than the manner of his coming, there to my mother and me as we perched above the angry wild pigs. Cited from Before Adam, by Jack London
  • From his lofty perch above the world the Eagle had looked down upon centuries of change and decay. Cited from The Curious Book of Birds, by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • The parties perched above were more than annoyed by their imprisonment thus procrastinated, and began to think of how they might set themselves free. Cited from The Cliff Climbers, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • Perched above every political party in Germany, William the Young wants to be the one and only ruler and judge of all. Cited from The Schemes of the Kaiser, by Juliette Adam
  • The building, with its row of free-standing eagles perched above the large entablature particularly expresses the federal presence.
  • The driver, from his high perch above, stared down on us with mingled curiosity and wonder. Cited from Twelve Men, by Theodore Dreiser
  • In such an emergency the male robin has been known to perch above the sitting female and shade her with his outstretched wings. Cited from Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, Etc, by John Burroughs
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