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Perce  v. t.  To pierce. (Obs.)

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"Perce" Quotes from Famous Books

... Clark went ahead. For several days he suffered extremely from hunger and exposure; but on the 20th he descended into an open valley, where he came upon a band of Nez Perce Indians, who gave him food. But after his long abstinence, when he ate a plentiful meal of fish his stomach revolted, and for several days he was ...
— Lewis and Clark - Meriwether Lewis and William Clark • William R. Lighton

... tucked away the blankets at the edge. "I've had enough inside work to do since I took in a star boarder to be first-class help around some lady's home." A dead tree crashed outside. "Wow! Listen to that wind! Sounds like a bunch of squaws wailing; maybe it's a war party lost in the Nez Perce Spirit Land. Wish Slim would come." He walked to the door and listened, but he could hear nothing save the howling ...
— The Man from the Bitter Roots • Caroline Lockhart

... Pilgrim Fathers, Perce. Maybe they came along this very river. They always followed ...
— A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays • Willa Cather

... from the Secretary of the Interior of the 3d instant, with accompanying papers, submitting a draft of a bill for the relief of the Nez Perce Indians in the Territory of Idaho and of the allied tribes residing on the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation, in the State ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Section 2 (of 2) of Volume 8: Chester A. Arthur • James D. Richardson

... dames, ses eleves, en grand deuil, ont suivi le convoi, a pied, jusqu'au champ de repos, ou l'artiste eminent, convaincu, a eu pour oraisons funebres des regrets muets, profondement sentis, qui valent mieux que des discours dans lesquels perce toujours une ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... the air the Nez Perce thrust his nostril; for he had got scent of the battle from afar. And last, but not least, came the remnant of that tribe whose chief had shot Custer in the Black Hills. The Sioux only required to be shown where the enemy lay; but ...
— Annette, The Metis Spy • Joseph Edmund Collins

... 1836 was the end of the Algonquin resistance. Surely if there was ever just cause for resistance, Black Hawk had such a cause. His case was exactly similar to that of the famous Nez Perce, Chief Joseph, who illustrates his grievance very lucidly in the North American Review for April, 1879, in an interview with Bishop Hare ...
— The Indian Today - The Past and Future of the First American • Charles A. Eastman

... I will, Perce, as you are such a nice boy, and take so little notice of your Auntie lately; Mamma and Mary seem to have the monopoly of your darling cockie, but you do thrive on it, my dear. Let me kiss you for once now I have the chance," throwing her arms ...
— Forbidden Fruit • Anonymous

... peril are apt to be. Raymond had never heard of the Pope. A certain bishop, who lived at Taos or at Santa Fe, embodied his loftiest idea of an ecclesiastical dignitary. Reynal observed that a priest had been at Fort Laramie two years ago, on his way to the Nez Perce mission, and that he had confessed all the men there and given them absolution. "I got a good clearing out myself that time," said Reynal, "and I reckon that will do for me till I go down ...
— The Oregon Trail • Francis Parkman, Jr.

... eastern, edge of one of these mountain ridges, one warm September morning, not long ago, a band of Nez Perce Indians were encamped. It was in what is commonly called "the Far West," because always when you get there the West is as far away as ever. The camp was in a sort of nook, and it was not easy to say whether a spur of the mountain jutted out ...
— Two Arrows - A Story of Red and White • William O. Stoddard

... situation in connection with the great Perce rock at Perce, on the top of which the gulls and cormorants have kept house for untold generations. These birds are a constant temptation to the men with a gun, but the Perce people are so attached to the birds that no one would ever think of killing one, except the occasional ...
— Supplement to Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador • William Wood

... was wrecked on the island of Anticosti, where the estuary of the St Lawrence joins the Gulf. No lives were lost, and the Carletons reached Perce in Gaspe quite safely in a little coasting vessel. Then a ship came round from Halifax and sailed the family over to England at the end of September, just thirty years after Carleton had come out to Canada to take up a burden of oversea governance such as no ...
— The Father of British Canada: A Chronicle of Carleton • William Wood

... petits fragmens de schiste poses de plat. C'est la que se trouve une des mines de fer dont le minerai va en partie a la Koningshutte, mais en plus grande partie a la Rothechutte, qui n'est qu'a une lieue de distance. On perce d'abord la couche sableuse; sous elle se trouve de la pierre a chaux grise; puis une couche de pierre a chaux ferrugineuse, remplie de corps marins, et surtout d'entroques: C'est cette couche ...
— Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4) • James Hutton

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