Peered
Peer Peer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peering}.] [OF. parir, pareir equiv. to F. para[^i]tre to appear, L. parere. Cf. {Appear}.] 1. To come in sight; to appear. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

So honor peereth in the meanest habit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

See how his gorget peers above his gown! --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. a different word; cf. OE. piren, LG. piren. Cf. {Pry} to peep.] To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As if through a dungeon grate he peered. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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