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Percy

[pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/
noun
1.
Sir Henry ("Hotspur") 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2.
Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
3.
Walker, 1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist.
4.
a male given name, form of Percival.
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  • This is not recorded in history: the conqueror of Percy is unknown.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • It had been apparent all through that Percy Roden was the only business man of the party.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Indeed, her use of Percy Roden was at an end, and yet she would not let him go.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Percy Roden was gratified, and read the riddle by the light of his own vanity.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Percy Roden was one of those men who have a grudge against the world.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for Percy

Percy

/ˈpɜːsɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2.
Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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