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- n. A female fortuneteller.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female fortune teller.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female fortune-teller.
That was one thing settled and sealed, so no more need be said about it; yet, notwithstanding of Nanse's being satisfied that the spaewife was a deceitful gipsy, perfectly untrustworthy, she would aye have a finger in the pie, and try to persuade me in a coaxing way.
Lightfoot, the spaewife; and to her he went for assistance.
For a long period almost every one, far and near, knew her as a spaewife of no ordinary knowledge.
"Plague on her, for an auld Highland witch and spaewife," said a farmer from the Carse of Stirling; "she'll cast some of her cantrips on the cattle."
I have told you the spaewife -- if spaewife you would call her, for I think sorceress fitted her better -- I have said she came close to
The thing was done circumspectly, mind you -- nae high-handedness -- but Belle's folk were about Glen Scaur, a droll wandering band, claiming great descent from Eastern folk, and with horses and dogs and spaewife among them; and Belle (as they will be calling her) was the daughter o 'the Chief, a very proud man.
We had unyoked the horses and got astride, and when we came to the gate there was the bonny spaewife carrying a bairn in a tartan shawl.
A great ease came upon my mind; it was lightened of a load that had lain on it since ever my Tynree spaewife found, or pretended to find, in my silvered loof such an unhappy portent of my future.
Just for an instant she wanted to push Louis over the roof, hear him smash far below on the street for daring to say the spaewife was afraid.
She talked to him of Lashnagar, pouring into his ears legend after legend of her people, until she came to the tale of the spaewife and the coming of the ruin upon Lashnagar.
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