Definition of Speerings
1. speering [n] - See also: speering
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speerings
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Literary usage of Speerings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His Last by Walter Scott (1833)
"... will get some speerings o' the puir lassie." The meeting between Hobbie and his family was in the highest desree affecting. ..."
2. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"answered Edie ; ' there wad hae been little speerings o't had ... the Candlestick,—' and if it please my Creator, I will forthwith obtain speerings thereof. ..."
3. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"Information as to his own personal affairs was interspersed with sundry " speerings " with regard to our objects and occupations. ..."
4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... were grown any Park — Ye'll be the gentleman that wants the cheaper; — Were there nae speerings of our Mungo sark ? If ye wad buy a web o' auld wife's ..."
5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... and Ireland ought to be an English name, that is, a name given by Englishmen to persons of Irish descent § Population in 1841, 243. ask; “ speerings,” ..."