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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Peruse

PERU'SE, verb transitive s as z. [Some of the senses of this word would lead to the inference that it is from the Latin perviso. If not, I know not its origin.]

1. To read, or to read with attention.

2. To observe; to examine with careful survey.

I have perus'd her well.

Myself I then perus'd, and limb by limb

Survey'd.