The higher of the two is perched 27 meters above the lake's surface –– about the same height as an eight-story building.
Aberdeen, perched on the North Sea, offers a perfect example of the schism between the top and bottom earners.
perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai.
perched on plastic furniture, he drinks a warm can of Heineken as the sun sets over a rubble-strewn courtyard.
Perry is a pop general, perched atop a candy rainbow, bathing her army of fans in an elixir of empowerment.
I found myself borne high in the air, perched on a huge hand that was carried by its semi-human comrades.
Mr. Mingo was not literary, and perched in the fore-rigging.
In the garden some tiny owls, perched on the branches of a lace-bark tree, called: More pork; more pork.
perched on the roof of a cow-shed in the early dawn he looks silly.
They had reached a piny knoll high above the ledge on which the house was perched.
"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.