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Should a definition be added for perilous to mean courageous? Its used in this manner throughout Brian Jacques' Redwall book series, and may be indicative of a British slang term. Canine virtuoso 04:31, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

I've never seen it used this way, evidence? Can you provide a citation from Jacques, that would be a very good first step. --Mglovesfun (talk) 15:33, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Did a search on my kindle for a few instances from Jacques' The Long Patrol, which is one of his books that I happen to be reading:
"Then Tammo found himself charging with the Long Patrol, the war cry of the perilous hares ripping from his throat along with his comrades."
"But perilous and dangerous the beast they call the hare, who stand for nought but honour and the right"
"Well said, Marm, we can't afford to lose a beast as perilous as the Skipper."
"The Colonel and your mother would be proud to know they had a son like you. What d'you say, Pasque? Tell this perilous feller."
Being that the term is found used in this manner in nearly all of his 23 Redwall novels, I think it meets the Attestation criteria for inclusion as a word used in a well-known work. Canine virtuoso 04:31, 15 May 2011 (UTC)