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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espy  \Es*py"\,  v.  i. 
  To  look  or  search  narrowly;  to  look  about  to  watch;  to  take 
  notice;  to  spy. 
 
  Stand  by  the  way  and  espy.  --Jer.  xlviii. 
  19. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espy  \Es*py"\,  n.;  pl  {Espies}.  [OF.  espie.  See  {Espy},  v., 
  {Spy}.] 
  A  spy;  a  scout.  [Obs.]  --Huloet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espy  \Es*py"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Espied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Espying}.]  [OF.  espier,  F.  ['e]pier,  from  OHG.  speh?n  to 
  watch,  spy,  G.  sp["a]hen;  akin  to  L.  specere  to  look  species 
  sight,  shape,  appearance,  kind  See  {Spice},  {Spy},  and  cf 
  {Espionage}.] 
  1.  To  catch  sight  of  to  perceive  with  the  eyes;  to  discover, 
  as  a  distant  object  partly  concealed,  or  not  obvious  to 
  notice;  to  see  at  a  glance;  to  discern  unexpectedly;  to 
  spy;  as  to  espy  land;  to  espy  a  man  in  a  crowd. 
 
  As  one  of  them  opened  his  sack  to  give  his  ass 
  provender  in  the  inn,  .  .  .  he  espied  his  money. 
  --Gen.  xlii 
  27. 
 
  A  goodly  vessel  did  I  then  espy  Come  like  a  giant 
  from  a  haven  broad.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  inspect  narrowly;  to  examine  and  keep  watch  upon  to 
  watch;  to  observe. 
 
  He  sends  angels  to  espy  us  in  all  our  ways.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  discern;  discover;  detect;  descry;  spy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  espy 
  v  :  catch  sight  of  [syn:  {descry},  {spot},  {spy}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Espy,  PA  (CDP,  FIPS  24088) 
  Location:  41.00500  N,  76.41769  W 
  Population  (1990):  1430  (655  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 




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