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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Acher, n. [ONhb. æhher, eher (= WS. éar). See also Echir.] An ear (of corn). 1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 114.
The said Alexander, leidand the first laid of his bear, presentlie shorn, thow … drew ane acher furth of the laid [etc.]

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