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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 es·pi·al /ɪsˈpaɪ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·pi·al n.
 1. The act of espying; notice; discovery.
    Screened from espial by the jutting cape.   --Byron.
 2. One who espies; a spy; a scout. [Obs.] “Their espials . . . brought word.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
          [syn: detection, catching, spying, spotting]