Definition for DE-SCRY'

DE-SCRY', v.t. [Norm. descrier or discriver, and discever, to discover.]

  1. To espy; to explore; to examine by observation. The house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. – Judges i.
  2. To detect; to find out; to discover any thing concealed.
  3. To see; to behold; to have a sight of from a distance; as, the seamen descried land.
  4. To give notice of something suddenly discovered. [Not in use.] – Hall.

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