Parlor car. See Palace car, under Car.

(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.]

(Par`me*san") a. [F. parmesan, It. parmigiano.] Of or pertaining to Parma in Italy.

Parmesan cheese, a kind of cheese of a rich flavor, though from skimmed milk, made in Parma, Italy.

(||Par*nas"si*a) n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs growing in wet places, and having white flowers; grass of Parnassus.

(Par*nas"sian) a. [L. Parnassius.] Of or pertaining to Parnassus.

(Par*nas"sian), n. [See Parnassus.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to the genus Parnassius. They inhabit the mountains, both in the Old World and in America.

(Par*nas"sus) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Anc. Geog. & Gr. Myth.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring.

Grass of Parnassus. (Bot.) See under Grass, and Parnassia.To climb Parnassus, to write poetry. [Colloq.]

(Par`oc*cip"i*tal) a. [Pref. para- + occipital.] (Anat.) Situated near or beside the occipital condyle or the occipital bone; paramastoid; — applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

(Pa*ro"chi*al) a. [LL. parochialis, from L. parochia. See Parish.] Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as, parochial duties. "Parochial pastors." Bp. Atterbury. Hence, limited; narrow. "The parochial mind." W. Black.

(Pa*ro"chi*al*ism) n. The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes.

(Pa*ro`chi*al"i*ty) n. The state of being parochial. [R.] Sir J. Marriot.

(Pa*ro"chi*al*ize) v. t. To render parochial; to form into parishes.

(Pa*ro"chi*al*ly), adv. In a parochial manner; by the parish, or by parishes. Bp. Stillingfleet.

(Pa*ro"chi*an) a. [See Parochial, Parishioner.] Parochial. [Obs.] "Parochian churches." Bacon.

(Pa*ro"chi*an), n. [LL. parochianus.] A parishioner. [Obs.] Ld. Burleigh.

the family and for familiar guests, — a room for less formal uses than the drawing-room. Esp., in modern times, the dining room of a house having few apartments, as a London house, where the dining parlor is usually on the ground floor. (c) Commonly, in the United States, a drawing- room, or the room where visitors are received and entertained.

"In England people who have a drawing-room no longer call it a parlor, as they called it of old and till recently." Fitzed. Hall.

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