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 Periwink’le.Perku’nos. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Perk.
 
To perk oneself. To plume oneself on anything. (Welsh, percu, to smarten or plume feathers, perc, neat.)   1
   You begin to perk up a biti.e. to get a little fatter and more plump after an illness. (See above.)   2
 


 Periwink’le.Perku’nos. 

 
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