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Parry

PARRY (from Fr. parcr, to ward off), to turn aside a blow from a weapon. The term is used especiaUy 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 Fencing, etc.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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