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TO PERISH. To come to an end; to cease to be; to die.
     2. What has never existed cannot be said to have perished.
     3. When two or more persons die by the same accident, as a shipwreck, no presumption arises that one perished before the other. Vide Death. Survivorship.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines - Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) has called on the faithful to pray for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who perished in a road accident in Saudi Arabia.
At the end of the incident, five passengers were injured and 13 animals perished.
Some 27 million Soviets died while UK and US deaths were 871,000 and up to nine million Germans perished.
by Zabihullah Ehsas on 26 September, 2014 - 13:15 MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): One hundred tonnes of flour, delivered by Russia in aid to Afghanistan, has perished at the Hairatan port in northern Balkh province, an official said on Friday.
Australian media reports said the ship was carrying more than 170 Sri Lankan and Iranian asylum-seekers when it perished off the coast of Indonesian Java island.
Gauchar, Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand authorities are trying to arrange for as much as 50 tonnes of wood and as much volume of 'desi ghee' to conduct last rites of those who perished in the deluge at Kedarnath.
January 2000, Solway Harvester tragedy: A scallop trawler from Kirkcudbright sank in heavy storms near the Isle of Man and all seven crew perished.
In Russia 56 people have perished, with 371 others hospitalized, reports RIA Novosti.
Especially those motorbike types at Riley Base 2 in the Isle of Man for the TT, who sport bald craniums yet still manage to salvage enough neck hair to pass through a perished rubber band and dare call it a pony-tail.
Do you have pictures, letters or any other memento from relatives who perished in the Holocaust?
NNA - The calamity of cows perishing in Mishmish village, Akkar has not ended yet as another cow owned by Khaled Khalil died today (Friday) morning, raising the number of the perished cows, sheep and goats to 32 since the appearance of that phenomena in the past few weeks, National News Agency correspondent in Akkar, Micheal Hallak reported.
2 -- Apart from inflicting serious damage on human beings, the devastating flood has also perished a number of wild species being kept in cages kept for the attraction of visitors in KundPark at Jehangira in Nowshera district.