perdu †sentinel perdue, p. sentinel post of sentinel, or sentinel himself, in a hazardous position XVI; be p. be placed in such a position, (hence) lie in wait XVII, and gen. be concealed XVIII. — (O)F. perdu lost, perished, past hope of recovery:- Rom. *perdutus, for L. perditus, pp. of perdere destroy, lose.
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