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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Na-quhare, -where, adv. [North. ME. nawhar, midl. and south. na-, nowher, etc., e.m.E. nowhere, OE. ná hwár, hwær. Cf. also No-quhar(e.] Nowhere. — a1400 Leg. S. iii. 941.
For I can fynd place na-quhare That to me sa gaynand ware
1587-99 Hume 27/74.
Na where sall ye find … Ane aire of peeping wind

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