Not that the Colombian parley was ever going to be easy diplomacy.
"It is a cold day for the parley voos," laughed Big Mack Cameron.
The parley that followed was of course unintelligible to our adventurers, the Boy Slaves.
The parley had already occupied twenty minutes, when Dr. Grey cut it short by mounting the narrow, winding steps.
It was scarcely with that thought,” he answered, “that I sought for a parley.
Cambronne wished to parley with them, but they would not listen to him.
Men who smash windows do not remain to parley with the law's minions.
Well, after parley, he said he would put me on the flagship, and if I did well he would promote me.
It may be so, for they stop short in their hostile demonstrations and commence a parley.
I then picked up a book and held it before me to signify that the parley was at an end.
"conference, speech," especially with an enemy, mid-15c., from Middle French parlée, from fem. past participle of Old French parler "to speak" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *paraulare, from Late Latin parabolare "to speak (in parables)," from parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable).
late 14c., "to speak, talk, confer," probably a separate borrowing of Old French parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)). Related: Parleyed; parleying. Meaning "to discuss terms" is 1560s, from the noun.