Words and Phrases
speer

“speer”

Meaning:

ask; question; spy; pry

Alternative spelling/meaning:

spier; speerin / spierin

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Cotter's Sabbath Day by Samuel Walker

The father spiers, the bairns their answers gie;
some say them pat and ithers no sae weel

Excerpt from Thonner an Thon by James Fenton

Tae Knockahollet quait we gaen,
for iver frae the corner taen,
an hurkled wee ootby yer lane,
crined in wae dreed
frae speerin seek whut micht be daen,
the dark ahead

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