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descry
A. †proclaim, declare; †disclose; †cry down, decry XIV;

B. catch sight of, discern XIV. — OF. descrier cry, publish, DECRY. Sense B appears to have arisen through identification with †descrie (- OF. descrire) DESCRIBE, which combined the senses of ‘write down’ and ‘mark down, discern’.

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de·scry / diˈskrī/ • v. (-scries, -scried) [tr.] poetic/lit. catch sight of: she descried two figures.

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