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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·il·ous a.  [Written also perillous.]
 1. Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.
    Infamous hills, and sandy, perilous wilds.   --Milton.
 2. Daring; reckless; dangerous. [Obs.]
    For I am perilous with knife in hand.   --Chaucer.
 -- Per*il*ous*ly, adv. -- Per*il*ous*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 perilously
      adv : in a dangerous manner; "he came dangerously close to falling
            off the ledge" [syn: hazardously, dangerously]