Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An old spelling of spear, speer, sphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A sphere.
  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. & Scot. To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun architecture The fixed structure between the great hall and the screens passage in an English medieval timber house.

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Examples

  • Also zee have herd me seye, that Jerusalem is in the myddes of the world; and that may men preven and schewen there, be a spere, that is pighte in to the erthe, upon the hour of mydday, whan it is equenoxium, that schewethe no schadwe on no syde.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Also zee have herd me seye, that Jerusalem is in the myddes of the world; and that may men preven and schewen there, be a spere, that is pighte in to the erthe, upon the hour of mydday, whan it is equenoxium, that schewethe no schadwe on no syde.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Also zee have herd me seye, that Jerusalem is in the myddes of the world; and that may men preven and schewen there, be a spere, that is pighte in to the erthe, upon the hour of mydday, whan it is equenoxium, that schewethe no schadwe on no syde.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 08 Asia, Part I

  • Mrs. Hawkins lived within her four walls and called that, her "spere," and spoke of her husband as "he."

    The Quirt

  • Mrs Hawkins lived within her four walls and called that her "spere," and spoke of her husband as "he."

    Sawtooth Ranch

  • Therefore, when spear was spelt "spere," the cognomen should be spelt "Shakespere"; when spear was spelt "speare," as it was in the sixteenth century, the name should be spelt "Shakespeare."

    Shakespeare's Family

  • I think if I entitled a post "Live Nude Tolkien," I'd be the most visiting blog in the 'spere.

    At least I didn't slight Tolkien

  • One answer from an educators perspective: The classroom is now not bounded by the four walls and that in a real sense things that are the other side of the world, whether that be round a spere or in a straight line, are still brought in much closer, things are more accessible mobile and ubiquitous.....

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • One answer from an educators perspective: The classroom is now not bounded by the four walls and that in a real sense things that are the other side of the world, whether that be round a spere or in a straight line, are still brought in much closer, things are more accessible mobile and ubiquitous.....

    Flat Classroom Conversations: Part 3

  • I have a question for those knowledgable in the American political spere.

    yikes

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