What does the word descry mean?

Usage examples for descry

  1. They have extraordinary good eyes, and will descry a sail at sea, farther than we. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  2. Even Pixie's lynx- eyes failed to descry any sign of heart- break. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
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