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Specuʹlate

means to look out of a watch-tower, to spy about (Latin). Metaphorically, to look at a subject with the mind’s eye, to spy into it; in commerce, to purchase articles which your mind has speculated on, and has led you to expect will prove profitable. (Speculaʹris lapis is what we should now call window-glass.)

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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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Speaking
Speaking Heads and Sounding Stones
Spear
Spear-half
Spear of Ithuriel (The)
Special Pleading
Specie, Species
Spectacles
Spectre of the Brocken
Spectrum, Spectra, Spectre (Latin, specto, to behold)
Speculate
Speech
Speed
Spell (A)
Spellbinders
Spelter
Spence
Spencer
Spendthrift
Spenser (Edmund)
Spenserian Metre (The)