from The Century Dictionary.

  • With strict or sharp scrutiny; searchingly.

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  • adverb in a scrutinous manner


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  • I found on enquiry of McNeal that we had only about two pounds of flour remaining. this I directed him to divide into two equal parts and to cook the one half this morning in a kind of pudding with the hurries as he had done yesterday and reserve the ballance for the evening. on this new fashoned pudding four of us breakfasted, giving a pretty good allowance also to the Chief who declared it the best thing he had taisted for a long time. he took a little of the Hour in his hand, taisted and examined very scrutinously and asked me if we made it of roots.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806 Meriwether Lewis 1791


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