to perch

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  • Come up on the bank and learn to perch, as we birds do. Cited from Queer Little Folks, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • She came to perch herself on the arm of Mrs. Friend's chair. Cited from Helena, by Mrs. Humprey Ward
  • They are very active, almost never stay still as they move from one perch to perch.
  • Are we going to perch on it, and drop down on top of the night birds after they let themselves in? Cited from The Chums of Scranton High, by Donald Ferguson
  • A man ought not to believe ill of another so long as there is space enough for a doubt to perch. Cited from St. George and St. Michael, by G. MacDonald
  • They have a tendency to perch on high places, to allow them a better view of their surrounding.
  • There, now she is a true rose-bud, ready to perch on my arm. Cited from The Chaplet of Pearls, by Charlotte M Yonge
  • He pointed to a tree a little further from the chicken house than the one where he intended to perch. Cited from The Tale of Jasper Jay, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • But victory seemed to perch upon Fanny's standards along the whole line. Cited from Trumps, by George William Curtis
  • They can become tame enough to perch on one's hand and even be hand-fed.
  • If left unchecked, this can allow birds to perch easily on top.
  • The same applies to perch and other smaller fresh-water fish. Cited from Enquire Within Upon Everything, by Anonymous
  • She pointed it out and quite candidly indicated the point at which she proposed to perch herself. Cited from Hocken and Hunken, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Adults fly quickly and nimbly, and are often known to perch together in small groups under leaves.
  • They like to perch openly in trees, several meters above ground.
  • Harry Hazelton attended to perch fishing, when any of those fish were wanted. Cited from The High School Boys' Fishing Trip, by H. Irving Hancock
  • His head was as big as a peck, and his nose long enough for twelve birds to perch on. Cited from Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, by E Cobham Brewer
  • Some species were so confiding they learned to perch on his shoulders and take crumbs from his hand. Cited from Travels in Alaska, by John Muir
  • With the single wing clipped, they can only fly for short distances to perch.
  • So are the wide windows, and the boys are even allowed to perch on the wall opposite the entrance, from which place they can see the stage. Cited from On the Edge of the War Zone, by Mildred Aldrich
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