espial

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Middle English espiaille, from Old French, from espier, to watch.

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espial (plural espials)

  1. Act of noticing or observing.
    Screened from espial by the jutting cape. — Byron.
  2. The fact of noticing or observing; a discovery.
  3. (obsolete) A spy; a scout.
    Their espials [] brought word. — Holland.

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