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parry
used in The Lightning Thief

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Definition
to avoid — especially to deflect (cause something to change direction)
in 2 primary senses:
  • to avoid an attack — especially a physical attack as when deflecting the thrust of a sword
  • to avoid answering a question with a clever response that directs attention elsewhere
  • Luke showed me thrusts and parries and shield blocks the hard way.
    Chapter 8 (14% in)
parries = ways of deflecting the thrust of a sword
There are no more uses of "parry" in The Lightning Thief.

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