Par"lous (?), a. [For perlous, a contr. fr. perilous.]

1.

Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.

[Archaic] "A parlous snuffing."

Beau. & Fl.

2.

Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen.

[Obs.] "A parlous boy." Shak. "A parlous wit." Dryden. -- Par"lous*ly, adv. [Obs.] -- Par"lous*ness, n. [Obs.]

 

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