Words in the news – Perch

perch  The verb perch refers to birds landing and staying on a branch, etc. Perch can also mean to be placed on the top or the edge of something.

The grassy areas along the eastern runway are frequented by small birds, which can be seen perching on the barb wire fences.

Neither the tourists on board the ice-breaker Aurora, nor the eagle perched on a block of ice watching them, seem to be bothered by the prospect that rising water levels will one day submerge Japan’s coast.

The tomb is perched high on a hill with a commanding view of the valley he defended from Soviet troops.

The fort was perched atop Mt Sharika and was built by Atta Mohammed Khan in 1776.

Source –  http://readbangkokpost.com/wordoftheday/


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