Perilous

Per"il*ous

(?), a. [OF. perillous, perilleus, F. prilleux, L. periculosus. See Peril.]
[Written also perillous.]
1. Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.
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Infamous hills, and sandy, perilous wilds.
Milton.
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2. Daring; reckless; dangerous. [Obs.] Latimer.
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For I am perilous with knife in hand.
Chaucer.
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-- Per"il*ous*ly, adv. -- Per"il*ous*ness, n.
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