(?), n. 1. The office or quality of a spectator. [R.] Addison.
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2. The act of beholding. [Obs.] Shak.
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(?), } n. [L. spectatrix.] A female beholder or looker-on. "A spectatress of the whole scene." Jeffrey.
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} (?), n. [F. spectre, fr. L. spectrum an appearance, image, specter, fr. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Spectrum.] 1. Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom.
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The ghosts of traitors from the bridge descend,
With bold fanatic specters to rejoice.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The tarsius. (b) A stick insect.
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Specter bat (Zol.), any phyllostome bat. -- Specter candle (Zol.), a belemnite. -- Specter shrimp (Zol.), a skeleton shrimp. See under Skeleton.
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