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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Caser, Casar(e, n. Also: cazard. [ME. kasar (15th c.), kaser(e, OE. cásere, cáser, L. Cæsar. Cf. Caysere.] An emperor. c1420 Wynt. v. 2728 (C).
Na thar sal na state endur In caser [R. caysere], kynge na emperour
?1438 Alex. ii. 160.
Baith king and casare, knicht and knaif
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 1120.
Wes newthir casar nor king thair quentance that knew
1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 137.
Sum wald be … capitane, sum caser, sum kyng
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. iii. 40.
Sho counts not kings nor cazards mair nor cuiks
Ib. xiv. 43.
Not sparing ony age Of cazard, king, nor page

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