American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Perdu

PERDU’

PERDU’E, adv. [L. perdo.] Close; in concealment.

The moderator, out of view,

Beneath the desk had lain perdue.

PERDU’, n. One that is placed on the watch or in ambush.

PERDU’, a. Abandoned; employed on desperate purposes; accustomed to desperate purposes or enterprises.

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