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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chair, Chayer, n.1 Also: chaire, chayr(e. [Variant of Cheare, after e.m.E. chair(e, chayr(e.] A chair.The chair of veritie: see Verité n. 1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 175.
The closait witht … ane chair of eis, … ane lytile sytting chair
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 185.
The first day of the parliament, the king sitting in his chaire of honore, and his rob royall vpoun him [etc.]
1596 Dalr. I. 275/6.
That the Scotis kingis … in that chayre, in Skuin suld be crouned
1640 Bk. Carlaverock III. 504.
Six bakkett chayeris
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 354.
A litle rushie lether chayer
Ib. 358.
2 dozen of carpet chayers

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