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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fer, a. Also: fere, ferr. [ME. ferre, fer, OE. feor(r.] = Far a. (See also Ferrar, Ferrest.) Fer side, the off side of a horse. 1375 Barb. i. 32.
The form fere may be editorial for fer'. In fer landis renownyt wes he
a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 1414.
Thane folouyt hym out of the towne, A fer way
c1420 Wynt. ii. 1115.
Thai … sayd thai com off landys fere [: powere]
1456 Hay I. 187/6.
Becaus the way is rycht lang and fer
Ib. 280/36.
Gif … he war … a tyran … that mycht defame the armes in ferr contreis
c1475 Wall. iii. 177.
Fra the coursour he fell on the fer syd
a1500 Seven S. 2298.
I am ane knycht of fer cuntre
1513 Doug. i. viii. 145 (R).
Endland the costis and fer partis of Libie
a1578 Pitsc. I. 263/10.
Mony of the fer norland men and illis men

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