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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Descry  \De*scry"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Descried};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Descrying}.]  [OE.  descrien,  discrien  to  espy,  prob.  from 
  the  proclaiming  of  what  was  espied,  fr  OF  descrier  to 
  proclaim,  cry  down  decry,  F.  d['e]crier.  The  word  was 
  confused  somewhat  with  OF  descriven,  E.  describe,  OF 
  descrivre,  from  L.  describere.  See  {Decry}.] 
  1.  To  spy  out  or  discover  by  the  eye,  as  objects  distant  or 
  obscure;  to  espy;  to  recognize;  to  discern;  to  discover. 
 
  And  the  house  of  Joseph  sent  to  descry  Bethel. 
  --Judg.  i.  23. 
 
  Edmund,  I  think,  is  gone  .  .  .  to  descry  The 
  strength  o'  the  enemy.  --Shak. 
 
  And  now  their  way  to  earth  they  had  descried. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  discover;  to  disclose;  to  reveal.  [R.] 
 
  His  purple  robe  he  had  thrown  aside,  lest  it  should 
  descry  him  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  see  behold;  espy;  discover;  discern. 




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