scan

Part of speech: verb

To scrutinize.

Part of speech: verb

To read metrically; conform to metrical rules.

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Usage examples "scan":

  1. With almost feverish eagerness, he turned to scan the little plain. - "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
  2. From these comforting reflections she was aroused by a piercing cry that made her spring forward, and scan the crowd of human faces collected close to the rails, at a small town where the cars had halted. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. As the night advanced, so did the wind increase and the sea rise; lightning darted through the dense clouds, and for a moment we could scan the horizon. - "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.