espial

Espial \Es*pi"al\, n. [OE. & Norm. F. espiaille. See {Espy}.] 1. The act of espying; notice; discovery. [1913 Webster] Screened from espial by the jutting cape. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. One who espies; a spy; a scout. [Obs.] ``Their espials . . . brought word.'' --Holland. [1913 Webster]