• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Skeary skē′ri a dial. form of scary.
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In literature:

She doesn't look like a skeary thing, at all.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
You look as skeary as if you'd seed more painters.
"The Pioneers" by James Fenimore Cooper
He's got no wife to be skeary about, and reckoned that, with his two hands, he could defend his log hut.
"True to the Old Flag" by G. A. Henty
Logic is thrown away on all 'skeary animals,' said old Joe Bunk.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
She was sort of skeary-like when she first came into the country; but she's got used to it.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
It keeps one from feeling a bit skeary, because this is a place, sir, really.
"Real Gold" by George Manville Fenn
It aer their nerves, I suppose, and it's a skeary feelin' that makes a brave man a coward.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton