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  • n. Obsolete form of spulzie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See spulzie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Spoil; booty; in Scots law, the taking away of movable goods in the possession of another, against the declared will of the person, or without the order of law.
  • Same as spoil.

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Examples

  • And as to hir fals accusatioun of spuilzie, we did remit us to the conscience of Maister Robert Richesone, Maister of the Cunze-hous, who from our handis receaved silver, gold, and mettall, alsweill cunzeit as uncunzeit; so that with us thair did nocht remane the valour of a bawbie.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • These men -- save perhaps the young Master of Angus -- only seek your hands as a pretext for demands from your brother, and for spuilzie and robbery among themselves.

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • 'I seldom ban, sir,' said he to the man; 'but if you play any of your hound's-foot tricks, and leave puir Berwick before he's sorted, to rin after spuilzie, deil be wi' me if I do not; give your craig a thraw.'

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • It grieves me sometimes to look upon these blackened walls of the house of my ancestors; but doubtless officers cannot always keep the soldier’s hand from depredation and spuilzie, and Gustavus Adolphus himself, as ye may read in Colonel Munro his "Expedition with the Worthy Scotch Regiment called Mackay’s Regiment” did often permit it."

    Waverley

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spuilzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye?

    Waverley

  • The Frenche brunt a baikhouse, and tooke some spuilzie from the poores of the Cannogait.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Nothing more nor less than two excise officers, that had got information of some smuggled gin, coming up in a cart from Fisherrow Harbour, and were lurking on the road-side, looking out for spuilzie!!

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • The father looked to be a rich old bool, both from his manner of speaking, and the rewards he seemed to offer for the apprehension of his daughter; but to be sure, when so many of us were present that had an equal right to the spuilzie, it would not be a great deal a thousand pounds, when divided, still it was worth the looking after; so we just bidit a wee.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • 'I seldom ban, sir,' said he to the man; 'but if you play any of your hound's-foot tricks, and leave puir Berwick before he's sorted, to rin after spuilzie, deil be wi' me if I do not give your craig a thraw. '

    Waverley

  • It grieves me sometimes to look upon these blackened walls of the house of my ancestors; but doubtless officers cannot always keep the soldier's hand from depredation and spuilzie, and Gustavus Adolphus himself, as ye may read in Colonel Munro his "Expedition with the Worthy Scotch Regiment called Mackay's Regiment" did often permit it.

    Waverley

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