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Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris
a Diagonal, and let fall a Perpendicularfrom the other Angles thereto ; then multiply the whole Base by half the Sum (or half the Base by the whole Sum) of the Perpendiculars, the Product is the Area. - Bfrfe 14, its half 7. Sum of the Perpend.
by John Clark Ridpath
PERPEND 499 PERSON P«rpend, Perpender. per'pend, per-pen'd*r, n. [ Fr. parpaing, parpain, from par, through, and pan, the ude of a wall.] A long stone reaching through the thickness of a wall so as to be risible on both sides; a bonder.
by Arthur Edward Waite
The Perpend Ashlar represents the Son of Man, being that Stone which the builders rejected, but which became the Head of the Corner. (5) The great objects and sublime principles of Masonry are the characteristics in chief of Christ ...
or Universal dictionary of knowledge ... comprising the twofoldadvantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Perpend the difficulty, which obscurity, or unavoidable paradox- slogy, must put upon the attempter. Sir Thomas Brown. Vulgar Errours. A great part of the world reject them all, as absolute paradoxes, and contrary to reason, and we ourselves ...
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The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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