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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parlous  \Par"lous\,  a.  [For  perlous,  a  contr.  fr  perilous.] 
  1.  Attended  with  peril;  dangerous;  as  a  parlous  cough. 
  [Archaic]  ``A  parlous  snuffing.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  2.  Venturesome;  bold;  mischievous;  keen.  [Obs.]  ``A  parlous 
  boy.''  --Shak.  ``A  parlous  wit.''  --Dryden.  -- 
  {Par"lous*ly},  adv  [Obs.]  --  {Par"lous*ness},  n.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  fraught  with  danger;  "dangerous  waters";  "a  parlous  journey 
  on  stormy  seas";  "a  perilous  voyage  across  the  Atlantic 
  in  a  small  boat";  "the  precarious  life  of  an  undersea 
  diver";  "dangerous  surgery  followed  by  a  touch-and-go 
  recovery"  [syn:  {perilous},  {precarious},  {touch-and-go}] 

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