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Ourquhare, adv. [North. and east midl. ME. ouþerquar, ourquare (Cursor M.), owrqwher, ower-, awrewhare anywhere, east midl. ME. ouerwher(e (Manning), late north. ME. ourwhare everywhere. The first element is properly outher Owther adv., appar. confused in its contracted form with Over adv. and the northern Our adv.] All our quhare, everywhere, (in) every place; cf. our-, ouer alquhare, Alquhare adv. 2. — a1400 Leg. S. l. 685.
All hir vondis all our-quhare, That was apon hir body bare
15.. Dunb. App. vii. 15.
Suth it is, and sene in all our quhare, No erdly thing bot for a tyme may lest

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