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espial

[ih-spahy-uh l] /ɪˈspaɪ əl/
noun
1.
the act of spying.
2.
the act of keeping watch; observation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English espiaille < Middle French. See espy, -al2
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espial

/ɪˈspaɪəl/
noun (archaic)
1.
the act or fact of being seen or discovered
2.
the act of noticing
3.
the act of spying upon; secret observation
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