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PERCH, measure. The length of sixteen feet and a half: a pole or rod of that length. Forty perches in length and four in breadth make an acre of land.

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The Scarlets travel to Bridgend tomorrow knowing that they could have been knocked off their perch, with Newport needing to win at Pontypridd tonight to go top.
County were knocked off their perch at the top of Division Three by a controversial goal by former striker Phil Stant and that led to an attack on Preston referee Phil Richards.
RONNIE McFall - 270 minutes and nine points away from the Smirnoff Premiership title and Europe - may find his Portadown team temporarily knocked off their perch.
By the time Fergie p-p-pp-picked up his first title at Old Trafford (in 1993) Liverpool had long been knocked off their perch - by Arsenal, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, and Manchester City, all of whom had finished ahead of the Mersey men over the previous two seasons.
And although Wales have been knocked off their perch this should act as a stimulus, not a reason for despair.
And it hasn't worked for the former flanker, as France have suffered and been knocked off their perch as the dominant force in European rugby.
But hopefully that means they're waiting to be knocked off their perch.
TABLE-TOPPING Newcastle Vipers have been warned to tighten up at Nottingham tonight - or be knocked off their perch.
Jones, on loan from Burnley, lashed home Luke O'Brien's cross two minutes before half-time as Stuart McCall's side secured a third straight League win to move within two points of secondplaced Wycombe, who were knocked off their perch at the top of the table earlier in the week.
The Scots were knocked off their perch last night after Afghanistan's shock win over holders Ireland in Sri Lanka.
Hughes, now, believes that the cycle has revolved all over and its time for Manchester United to be knocked off their perch.
Newly-promoted Bristol have been knocked off their perch, with last season's top two, Leicester and Wasps, heading the field again.