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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)