"perching" in the verb sense
1. perch, roost, rest
sit, as on a branch
"The birds perched high in the tree"
2. alight, light, perch
to come to rest, settle
"Misfortune lighted upon him"
cause to perch or sit
"She perched her hat on her head"
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