and slew him, then sat down to drink and be merry together; but, the wine being poisoned, all the three rioters found Death under the tree as the old man had said.
Pari Passu At the same time; in equal degrees; two or more schemes carried on at once and driven
forward with equal energy, are said to be carried on pari passu, which is Latin for equal strides or the
equally measured pace of persons marching together.
The cooling effects of surrounding matter go on nearly pari passu with the heating.- Grove: Correlation of Physical Forces, p. 64.
Parian Chronicle A chronological register of the chief events in the mythology and history of ancient Greece during a series of 1,318 years, beginning with the reign of Cecrops, and ending with the archonship of Diognetos. It is ongraved on Parian marble, and was found in the island of Paros. It is one of the Arundelian Marbles (q.v.).
Parian Verse Ill-natured satire; so called from Archilochos, a native of Paros.
Parias or Pariahs. The lowest class of the Hindu population, below the four castes. Literally drummers,
from parai, a large drum.
The lodgers overhead may perhaps be able to take a more comprehensive view of public questions; but they are political Helots, they are the Pariahs of our constitutional Brahminism.- The Times, March 20, 1867.
Paridel A young gentleman that travels about and seeks adventure, because he is young, rich, and at
leisure. (See below.)
Thee, too, my Paridel, she marked thee there,Sir Paridel. A male coquette, whose delight was to win women's hearts, and then desert them. The model was the Earl of Westmoreland. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. iii. cant. 10; bk. iv. c. 1.)
Paris or Alexander. Son of Priam, and cause of the siege of Troy. He was hospitably entertained by
Menelaos, King of Sparta; and eloped with Helen, his host's wife. This brought about the siege. Post
Homeric tradition says that Paris slew Achilles, and was himself slain either by Pyrrhos or Philoctetes.
Paris-Garden A bear-garden; a noisy, disorderly place. In allusion to the bear-garden so called on the
Thames bank-side, kept by Robert de Paris in the reign of Richard II.
Do you take the court for a Paris-garden?- Shakespeare: Henry VIII., v. 3.
Parish Registers Bills of mortality. George Crabbe, author of The Borough, has a poem in three parts, in ten-syllable verse with rhymes, entitled The Parish Register.
Parisian Made at Paris; after the mode of Paris; a native of Paris; like a native of Paris.
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