Definition of Spial

1. n. A spy; a scout.



Definition of Spial

1. Noun. (obsolete) Espionage. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A spy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spial

1. observation [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spial

sphygmosystole
sphygmotonograph
sphygmotonometer
sphygmoviscosimetry
sphygmus
sphygmuses
sphynx
sphynxes
sphyraenoid
sphære
sphæres
sphæric
sphærical
sphæroid
sphæroidal
spial (current term)
spials
spic
spic-and-span
spic and span
spica
spica bandage
spicae
spicas
spicate
spicated
spiccato
spiccato bowing
spiccatos
spice

Literary usage of Spial

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1. Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council of England by Great Britain Privy Council, Nicholas Harris Nicolas, Great Britain Record Commission, England and Wales Privy Council (1835)
"... and ev" hath be redy to al rasonable menes of pees > and so hath largely put hym in hys devoir for Y Peas' an(^ spial now late by hys grete and ..."

2. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1892)
"... a spial County Court to be appointed and held as had been vsual on extraordinary occasions, and affirmed the jurisdiction of ye sd Special County Court, ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"spial, ». A. spy ; originally espial. So in Chaucer, and others. ... plast in all his way, For he by faithful spial was assured. ..."

4. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII by John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, James Gairdner (1902)
"Petit, prest for workmen's wages at Warke 100/. My lord lieutenant, for wages and diets of Sir Ant. Browne, 80/., and spial money, 11. 14«. 8d. ..."

5. Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council of England by Great Britain Privy Council, Great Britain Record Commission (1835)
"... ever have had a spial zele to ]>e ... and att spial request of our holy fadf j and namely pat hys Xpen fame yn no wyse be ..."

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