from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obsolete spellings of scarcely.
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She, on the morrow morning, pretending to her waiting woman, that she was scarsly well, and therefore would not be diseased the most part of that day; commanded them to leave her alone in her
Saw Jacob Cookers his own and his brother Michels wife going down to J.Knodes. saw George Cookers in the far orchard who informed me it was them Ned in the Boat. came up after dark is very much Intoxicated. can scarsly walk
Their chere durst lay money will proue scarsly sweete
Globe or Plaine, the 32. pointes of the Compase, truely: (wherof, scarsly foure, in England, haue right knowledge: bycause, the lines therof, are no straight lines, nor Circles.)
"Towardes the end of supper two gentlemen of the second table fell out, wee could never distinctly know about what, it was verely supposed themselves scarsly knew, but from wordes they fell suddenly to blowes, and ere any man was aware, one of them had stabbed the other into the arme with his knife to the great prejudice of the mirth, which should or would have followed that night.