Definition of Speirings
1. speiring [n] - See also: speiring
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Literary usage of Speirings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"... S. used with the addition of different prepositions, " But ony other father, but his honour himsel, wad have had speirings made after the poor lad. ..."
2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... or speirings, in the publication of the banns of marriage, are the three several askings or inquiries of the congregation whether or not they know of ..."
3. Waverley, Or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since by Walter Scott, Andrew Lang (1892)
"... nag rudely forward into the crowd, —" there is some news; and if it please my Creator, I will forthwith obtain speirings thereof. ..."
4. Waverley: Or 'Tis Sixty Years Since by Walter Scott (2001)
"... visage and bare-boned nag rudely forward into the crowd—'there is some news; and if it please my Creator, I will forthwith obtain speirings thereof. ..."