Expiscatory
Expiscatory Ex*pis"ca*to*ry, a. Tending to fish out; searching out [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • expiscatory — ex·pis·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

  • expiscatory — ekˈspiskəˌtōri adjective chiefly Scotland : tending to expiscate : searching …   Useful english dictionary

  • expiscate — expiscation, n. expiscatory /ek spis keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /ek speuh skayt , ek spis kayt/, v.t., expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot. to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination. [1605 15; …   Universalium

  • expiscate —   v.t. fish or search out.    ♦ expiscation,    ♦ expiscator, n.    ♦ expiscatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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