To perk it, to carry one's self proudly or saucily. Pope.

(Perk), a. Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain. "Perk as a peacock." Spenser.

(Perk), v. i. To peer; to look inquisitively. Dickens.

(Per"kin) n. A kind of weak perry.

(Per"kin*ism) n. (Med.) A remedial treatment, by drawing the pointed extremities of two rods, each of a different metal, over the affected part; tractoration, — first employed by Dr. Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Conn. See Metallotherapy.

(Perk"y) a. Perk; pert; jaunty; trim.

There amid perky larches and pines.

(Per*la"ceous) a. [See Pearl.] Pearly; resembling pearl.

(Per"lid) n. (Zoöl.) Any insect of the genus Perla, or family Perlidæ. See Stone fly, under Stone.

(Per"lite) n. (Min.) Same as Pearlite.

(Per*lit"ic) a. (Min.) Relating to or resembling perlite, or pearlstone; as, the perlitic structure of certain rocks. See Pearlite.

(Per"lous) a. Perilous. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Per`lus*tra"tion) n. [L. perlustrare to wander all through, to survey. See 3d Luster.] The act of viewing all over. [Archaic] Howell.

(Per"ma*na*ble) a. Permanent; durable. [Obs.] Lydgate.

Perjured to Perpendicular

(Per"jured) a. Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely; forsworn. Shak. "Perjured persons." 1 Tim. i. 10. "Their perjured oath." Spenser.

(Per"jur*er) n. One who is guilty of perjury; one who perjures or forswears, in any sense.

(Per*ju"ri*ous Per"ju*rous) a. [L. perjuriosus, perjurus.] Guilty of perjury; containing perjury. [Obs.] Quarles. B. Johnson.

(Per"ju*ry) n.; pl. Perjuries [L. perjurium. See Perjure, v.]

1. False swearing.

2. (Law) At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations.

If a man swear falsely in nonjudicial affidavits, it is made perjury by statute in some jurisdictions in the United States.

(Perk) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Perking.] [Cf. W. percu to trim, to make smart.] To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head. Cowper. Sherburne.

(Perk), v. i. To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily. "To perk over them." Barrow.

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