spies


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spies

 (spīz)
n.
Plural of spy.
v.
Third person singular present tense of spy.
References in classic literature ?
Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes:
Having local spies means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district.
Having inward spies, making use of officials of the enemy.
Having converted spies, getting hold of the enemy's spies and using them for our own purposes.
Having doomed spies, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and report them to the enemy.
Surviving spies, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp.
Alarmed at this sight, he came to a halt, and as soon as it was dark, sent out spies to his place of rendezvous on Horse Creek, where he had expected to meet with his detached parties of trappers on the following day.
Convinced that they were spies sent on some sinister errand, they took them in custody, and set to work to drive in the horses.
The robbers, who soon found that their spies were in captivity, now made their appearance on horseback, and held a parley.
The dead man disposed of, and the crowd being under the necessity of providing some other entertainment for itself, another brighter genius(or perhaps the same) conceived the humour of impeaching casual passers-by, as Old Bailey spies, and wreaking vengeance on them.
It filled her with sorrow that her poor horse must go waterless, for even German spies may have hearts and this one was very young and very feminine.
You are a spy and spies must die if they are caught.