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Lair-stone, n. [? Lair n.1 (but ? cf. Gael. làr ground, floor as in Lair n.3).] Appar., a foundation-stone, ground-stone. fig. — 1661 Galloway Synod Suppl. in Wodrow Hist. (1828) I. 128.
We mean lordly prelacy, the very lair-stone of antichristian hierarchy

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