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PARRY (from Fr. parer, to ward off)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 866 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PARRY (from Fr. parer, to ward off), to turn aside a blow from a weapon. The term is used especially of a defensive movement of the sword or foil in fencing, hence, by transference, to ward off any attack, to turn aside an objectionable question. (See
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