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  • noun Plural form of spial.

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Examples

  • But yet their trust towards them, hath rather been as to good spials, and good whisperers, than good magistrates and officers.

    The Essays

  • Howbeit, their spials in the meane time discrying from the top of an highe mountaine the Duke of Austria, the king of Bohemia, the

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

  • And therefore as secretaries and spials of princes and states bring in bills for intelligence, so you must allow the spials and intelligencers of nature to bring in their bills; or else you shall be ill advertised.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • And therefore, as secretaries and spials of princes and states bring in bills for intelligence, so you must allow the spials and intelligencers of nature to bring in their bills; or else you shall be ill advertised.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • Therefore, no doubt the sovereignty of man lieth hid in knowledge; wherein many things are reserved, which kings with their treasure cannot buy, nor with their force command; their spials and intelligencers can give no news of them, their seamen and discoverers cannot sail where they grow.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • Therefore, no doubt, the _sovereignty of man_ lieth hid in knowledge; wherein many things are reserved which kings with their treasures cannot buy nor with their force command; their spials and intelligencers can give no news of them; their seamen and discoverers cannot sail where they grow.

    Bacon

  • And therefore as secretaries and spials of princes and states bring in bills for intelligence, so you must allow the spials and intelligencers of nature to bring in their bills; or else you shall be ill advertised.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Northumbers hauing knowledge by their spials, that Robert generall of the Normans being come to Durham, did not so diligentlie cause watch and ward to be kept about the towne in the night season as was requisite, [Sidenote: This chaunced the 28. of Januarie on a

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6) England (1 of 12) William the Conqueror

  • The neighbour woods around with hollow murmur ring. ") spials, i.

    The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

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