English version

be perched on/above etc something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe perched on/above etc somethingbe perched on/above etc somethingHIGHto be in a position on top of something or on the edge of something a house perched on a cliff above the town perch
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be perched on/above etc somethingBy the end of the show, the contestants are perched on piles of pillows of varying heights.He was perched on top of a huge cage, looking at the visitors.He went straight into the bedroom, to the wall where the painted Asiatic doll was perched on the sideboard.It was perched on a small promontory to the east of the town, overlooking the bay.Rows of large silent birds are perched on the mountain ledges - vultures.Steph and Joe are perched on their seats, leaning forward, alternately yelling plays and screaming at the officials.The old medieval part is perched on a hilltop, the modern quarters, below.Their house was perched on the brink of a canyon.
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