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Synonyms for perch

Synonyms for perch

to place or be placed on a narrow or insecure surface

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support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)

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a square rod of land

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an elevated place serving as a seat

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any of numerous fishes of America and Europe

any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

sit, as on a branch

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to come to rest, settle

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cause to perch or sit

References in classic literature ?
You see them perched aloft among the immovable boughs of the majestic bread-fruit trees, or gently swaying on the elastic branches of the Omoo; skimming over the palmetto thatching of the bamboo huts; passing like spirits on the wing through the shadows of the grove, and sometimes descending into the bosom of the valley in gleaming flights from the mountains.
A squirrel was perched on Dickon's bent back attentively nibbling a nut.
And that," said Mary with solemn delight, pointing under a big lilac bush, "is where he perched on the little heap of earth and showed me the key.
When regular duties involved passing near the flight cage containing the mock power poles, volunteers would quickly look inside the enclosure without entering it, and note and record the location of perched raptors.
Five male scissor-tailed flycatchers were perched at the top of the tree in the area with an unobstructed view.
Smaller species avoided stations with larger decoys and perched lower at stations with decoys than at stations without decoys (Worthen & Jones, 2007).
Archerfish spew carefully aimed streams of water at prey perched on branches or leaves, knocking the prey into the water.
Once surveys provided the initial location of a male, territories were mapped by flagging a minimum of 5 trees in which males vocalized and perched.
Sights from the water might include lighthouses perched on rocky promontories, the mists and waterfalls of narrow Tracy Arm, or the majesty of Hubbard Glacier.