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Squis(ch)e, Squies, v. Also: squisse, squease. [e.m.E. squise (a1548), squisse (1558), squeeze (1599), squease (a1601), squish (1647); cf. late ME and e.m.E. qveyse (c1450), queash (c1550).] tr. To crush, squeeze. Also fig.Suppois I war ane ald ȝaid aver Schott furth our clewch to squische the clever; Dunb. (OUP) 126/4.
They would … squisse him with ther skrewes, so longe as they could perceaue any comfortable juce in him; 1649 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. l.
Kilseith was … gotten out, but his legs were a litle squised … with the fall of the jests; 1695 12th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. viii 49.
fig. And squease your substance from you so; 1650 Fugitive Poetry ii xxiv 7/12.
Maister Robert Farquhar was taken, for being imployed by the publick, and to squies some money from him; Gordon Geneal. Hist. 516.

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