Usage examples for parlance

  1. It should perhaps be noted at this point that a curious effect observed at the laboratory was shown in connection with Edison lamps at the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1884. It became known in scientific parlance as the " Edison effect," showing a curious current condition or discharge in the vacuum of the bulb. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. They were both fencing, in sporting parlance " sparring for wind," each of them with the Big Idea almost within reach, and each not daring yet to put it into words. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  3. The athletic field, known in school parlance as the play- field, was even larger than it had looked from their windows. – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour