squiring
Squire Squire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {squired} (skw[imac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {squiring}.] 1. To attend as a squire. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady. [Colloq.] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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