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But just then he espied the transfigured face of the girl in pink.

Espied for a moment, it was immediately afterwards lost in the darkness.

It was in a pause for breath that she raised her infuriated head and espied the intruder.

In the distance down one of these he espied some slaves at work.

As they approached the tan-vats he espied a carbine lying on the ground.

She could not make out who it was, but as she turned to run Hawk Kennedy espied her.

And then under the table he espied a square of heliotrope paper.

Just then we espied a cluster of cabins and houses on a point to the east.

The next instant his mother had espied him on the landing and had called a greeting.

His gaze, roving about the room, had espied a note on the table.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., aspy, from Old French espier (12c., Modern French épier), from Vulgar Latin *spiare, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German spehon "to spy;" see spy). Related: Espied. For initial e-, see especial.

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