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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peer v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peered p. pr. & vb. n. Peering.]
 1. To come in sight; to appear. [Poetic]
    So honor peereth in the meanest habit.   --Shak.
    See how his gorget peers above his gown!   --B. Jonson.
 2.  To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day.
    Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads.   --Shak.
    As if through a dungeon grate he peered.   --Coleridge.