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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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(Fore-,) Foir-yaird, n. [e.m.E. foreyard, ME. forȝerd (a 1400).] A front yard. — 1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 369.
In the doucat yaird & foir yaird is great nurseries of ash

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