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prial
Pair Pair, n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. Apparel, Par equality, Peer an equal.] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. ``A pair of beads.' --Chaucer. --Beau. & Fl. ``Four pair of stairs.' --Macaulay. Note: [Now mostly or quite disused, except as to stairs.] Two crowns in my pocket, two pair of cards. --Beau. & Fl. 2. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes. 3. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen. 4. A married couple; a man and wife. ``A happy pair.' --Dryden. ``The hapless pair.' --Milton. 5. A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows. 6. Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote. [Parliamentary Cant] 7. (Kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion. Note: Pairs are named in accordance with the kind of motion they permit; thus, a journal and its bearing form a turning pair, a cylinder and its piston a sliding pair, a screw and its nut a twisting pair, etc. Any pair in which the constraining contact is along lines or at points only (as a cam and roller acting together), is designated a higher pair; any pair having constraining surfaces which fit each other (as a cylindrical pin and eye, a screw and its nut, etc.), is called a lower pair. Pair royal (pl. Pairs Royal) three things of a sort; -- used especially of playing cards in some games, as cribbage; as three kings, three ``eight spots' etc. Four of a kind are called a double pair royal. ``Something in his face gave me as much pleasure as a pair royal of naturals in my own hand.' --Goldsmith. ``That great pair royal of adamantine sisters [the Fates].' --Quarles. [Written corruptly parial and prial.] Syn: Pair, Flight, Set. Usage: Originally, pair was not confined to two things, but was applied to any number of equal things (pares), that go together. Ben Jonson speaks of a pair (set) of chessmen; also, he and Lord Bacon speak of a pair (pack) of cards. A ``pair of stairs' is still in popular use, as well as the later expression, ``flight of stairs.'
Prial
Prial Pri"al, n. A corruption of pair royal. See under Pair, n.

Meaning of Prial from wikipedia

- comprises 3 or 4 cards of the same rank and, usually, different suits. A prial, pair royal, gl**** or triplet is a set of 3 cards of equal rank and a quartet...
- Frank J. Prial (November 4, 1930 – November 6, 2012) was a journalist and author, and the wine columnist for The New York Times for 25 years, writing...
- Frank J. Prial declared the vintage chart to be dead, writing that "winemakers of the world have rendered the vintage chart obsolete" (Prial), and Bill...
- Sprache, 23., erweiterte Auflage (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1999), 734. Prial, Frank (27 October 1985). "Schnapps, the Cordial Spirit". The New York Times...
- three-of-a-kind is known as a prial, a word derived from "pair royal". As such, three sevens would be described as "a prial (of) sevens". Four-card Brag:...
- Alviset: La vie musicale sous Vichy. Editions Complexe, 2001, S. 302. Frank Prial: "Still No Regrets: Paris Remembers Its Piaf", The New York Times, 29 January...
- CITEREFKrasilovskyShemelGrossFeinstein2007 (help) Weissman 2003, p. 25. Prial 2006. Shoemer 1992. Goldberg 2009, p. 179-180. Disco boom: Knopper (2009...
- ****tail Terms You Should Know". Serious Eats. Retrieved 31 July 2018. Prial, Frank (27 October 1985). "Schnapps, the Cordial Spirit". The New York Times...
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine. March 27, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2019. Prial, Frank. "Robert Mondavi, Napa Wine Champion, Dies at 94". New York Times...
- limousine to Carnegie Hall necessary; Prial 2006, p. 302: the band took the stage around 8:00 p.m. Holden 1984 Prial 2006, p. 302: "one of the greatest guitar...
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