Definition of Skeery
1. scary [adj SKEERIER, SKEERIEST] - See also: scary
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Literary usage of Skeery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"skeery. Timid, afraid, cautious. 1836 I noticed many a centaur of a ... 1847 I ain't easy skeer'd, but I own up that old fellow did kind a make me skeery. ..."
2. The circular staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908)
"But I jes' reckon to myself that ef it's too skeery f er her, it's too skeery f er me. We had it, then, sho' nuff, and it ended up with Mi»*j Watson stayin' ..."
3. With the Border Ruffians: Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868 by R. H. Williams, E. W. Williams (1908)
"Don't you run your head agin that idea, Jack, or it'll likely bring you to trouble afore long. Injuns is no cowards, but they're skeery o' ..."
4. Life and Writings of Frank Forester (Henry William Herbert.) by Henry William Herbert, Thomas Picton (1882)
"Not look berry much like spook, you 'llow dat, Mass' For- esta, but not deserve to shoot 'um stun dead for be leetle piece stoopid and skeery. ..."