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Parlous

A corrupt form of perilous, in slang = our modern use of “awful,” amazing, wondrous.

“Oh! 'tis a parlous lad.”

Shakespeare: As You Like It, iii. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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