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Speculation, 1) the act of looking on: “though we upon this mountain's basis by took stand for idle s.” H5 IV, 2, 31.
2) vision, power of sight: “s. turns not to itself, till it hath travelled and is married there where it may see itself,” Troil. III, 3, 109. “thou hast no s. in those eyes,” Mcb. III, 4, 95. Abstr. pro concr.: “servants . . . which are to France the spies and --s intelligent of our state,” Lr. III, 1, 24 (== speculators, observers, watchers).
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