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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Over-al(l)quhar(e, adv. Also: ovir-, uvir- and -allquhair. [Cf. Our-al(l)quhar(e adv.] Everywhere, all over. — c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus i. 113.
Ouir all quhair
1562-3 Winȝet II. 6/33. Ib. 31/19.
That is, quhilk oueralquhar, quhilk at al tymes, … hes bene beleuit
1568 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 319.
To … exercie his office … in the cuntrie uvir all quhair

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