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Peer, vb. 1) to look narrowly, to pry: “--ing in maps for ports,” Merch. I, 1, 19.
2) to come in sight, to appear: “like a dive-dapper --ing through a wave,” Ven. 86. “p. out!” Wiv. IV, 2, 26. “honour --eth in the meanest habit,” Shr. IV, 3, 176. “when daffodils begin to p.” Wint. IV, 3, 1. “Flora --ing in April's front,” IV, 4, 3. “through the hollow eyes of death I spy life --ing,” R2 II, 1, 271. “how bloodily the sun begins to p. above yon bosky hill,” H4A V, 1, 1. “yet a many of your horsemen p. and gallop o'er the field,” H5 IV, 7, 88. “an hour before the sun --ed forth the golden window of the east,” Rom. I, 1, 126. “it shall as level to your judgment p.” Hml. IV, 5, 151 (Ff pierce). to p. over == to overpeer (q. v.): “a proud river --ing o'er his bounds,” John III, 1, 23. cf. Highest-peering, Still-peering.
3) to bring into sight, to let appear: “who o'er the white sheet --s her whiter chin,” Lucr. 472.
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