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Photographic Friday: parry

parry \ˈper-ē, ˈpa-rē\ verb

intransitive verb

  1. to ward off a weapon or blow
  2. to evade or turn aside something

transitive verb

  1. to ward off (as a blow)
  2. to evade especially by an adroit answer

ETYMOLOGY: probably from French parez, imperative of parer to parry, from Old Occitan parar, from Latin parare to prepare [1672]
-parry noun

Great Fleche Parried
from Flickr user Oncle Tom

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 23 June 2011.

PS  I was expecting a lot more shots of fencing, such as the one featured here, when I undertook this search.  Boy was I surprised!  So surprised, in fact, that the decision of which photo to feature this week was kind of difficult.  Because of this, I thought I’d share some of the runners up: Body Count, Privacy Please… and Brenton Parry.