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  • verb Present participle of affray.


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  • And therefore as in the time of _Papistrie_, our fathers erring grosselie, & through ignorance, that mist of errours ouershaddowed the Deuill to walke the more familiarlie amongst them: And as it were by barnelie and affraying terroures, to mocke and accuse their barnelie erroures.


  • Seemingly very indifferent objects assumed in the new lights of his spirit gigantic and affraying features, -- the sea-gull, with its torn back, bleeding and quivering, and those diamond eyes so bright even in its looks of agony -- an object low indeed in the scale of nature, but here elevated by some overruling power into the very heart of man's actions and destinies, as if to show out of what humble things the lightnings of retribution may come.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII


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