1) A shout or cry.

1487 And that noo maner of persones ... make noo skryes, showtings nor blowing of hornes ... after the wache be sett, York. In a much later reference the meaning seems to be ‘don’t betray our presence’ so it may be an aphetic form of descry: 1755 James said they were there to be sure but don’t scry us and accordingly on the search they found a goose and three other fowles secreted in a treacle barrell, Rawcliffe.

places York Rawcliffe
dates 1487 1755

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