Definition of Spaed
1. spae [v] - See also: spae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spaed
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Literary usage of Spaed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets by Charles Mackay (1874)
"Robert Burns. Spade-graft, the depth to which a spade will dig. Spae, to tell fortunes ; to predict. Spae-wife, a fortune-teller. spaed, ) that which is ..."
2. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"as to spaed, and certainly not as to grace. It was like the gallop of an old cow. ... At length Ducklow succeeded in checking the old mare's spaed and in ..."
3. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"Spade seems to be a popular mistake and misprint for spayed or spaed, from the old English spay, and modern Scotch spae, to castrate. ..."
4. The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His Last by Walter Scott (1833)
"... "for it is mair than 'Oman's wit that has spaed out that ferly. ... it will be ill taen if we haena our fortunes spaed like a' the rest of them; ..."