Not so this year, as the prolonged renegotiation has pushed Mad Men out of its usual summer perch to a March 2012 launch date.
This, says Sethi as we perch amongst the plant pots in the courtyard of the Diggi, is at the heart of the novel.
From that perch, I have been asked numerous times what I think of her nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
He wanted to design a seat that allowed its sitter to perch and pivot while chatting on the phone.
In the ever-rising tides of severe conservatism, the area of dry land on which we can perch recedes apace.
Their habit is to make, from some perch, little sallies into the air after their quarry.
There, on a perch outside her hollow, sat the gray owl, pruning her feathers.
It sits almost motionless on its perch, the body remaining in the same position, the head only moving from side to side.
It used to fly about the garden and perch upon the heads and hands of the family.
After trying three or four times, and nearly pitching off his perch, he did reach one.
"where a bird rests," late 13c., originally only "a pole, rod, stick, stake," from Old French perche "unit of linear measurement" (5.5 yards), also "measuring rod, pole, bar" used to measure this length (13c.), from Latin pertica "pole, long staff, measuring rod," related to Oscan perek "pole," Umbrian perkaf "twigs, rods." Meaning "a bar fixed horizontally for a hawk or tame bird to rest on" is attested from late 14c.; this led to general sense of "any thing that any bird alights or rests on" (late 15c.). Figurative sense of "an elevated or secure position" is recorded from 1520s. The "land-measuring rod" sense also was in Middle English (c.1200), hence surviving meaning "measure of land equal to a square lineal perch" (usually 160 to the acre), mid-15c.
"spiny-finned freshwater fish," c.1300, from Old French perche, from Latin perca "perch," from Greek perke "a perch," from PIE root *perk- "speckled, spotted" (cf. Sanskrit prsnih "speckled, variegated;" Greek perknos "dark-colored," perkazein "to become dark"), typically in names of animals.
"to roost," late 14c., from Old French perchier "to sit on a perch" (of a bird), from perche (n.) (see perch (n.1)). Related: Perched; perching.