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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gars, Gairs, n. [Var. of Gers n.] Grass.(a) 1556–7 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 74.
For ane dow, gars and walter
c 1580 Maxwell Mem. & Chart. II. 148.
Twa aikirs of land and twa kyis gars
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 134.
Casting of ane sewche, and paring away the grene gars [v.r. grasse]
1590 Burel Pilgr. i. xii.
Thir vipers and cripers, Amang the grene gars lay
1596 Dalr. I. 57/27.
Plentie of beir and aites, gude garse and plesand pastural
1604 Paisley B. Rec. 262.
The quhilk day the gars neirest the Craig of Ferguslie wes ropit
1628 Annals Banff I. 59.
Giff onye persone beis fund … scheiring on the garse
(b) a1605 Montg. Suppl. Misc. P. xxxvi. 3.
Consider, man, how tyme do pas, And lykvayis how all fleche is gairs

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