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Back-speer (To)

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To cross-examine. (Scotch.)

“He has the wit to lay the scene in such a remote … country that nobody should be able to back-speer him.”—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed (Introduction).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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