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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bery, v. Also: berye, berie, berry. [ME. bery, berie, variant of biry, byry, etc., OE. byriᵹan, byrᵹan. Cf. the later Bury.] tr. To bury. 1375 Barb. xx. 599.
The erll of Murreff … has gert bery The kyngis hert at the abbay Of Melros
c1420 Wynt. viii. 7057.
Wyth hir eldrys scho beryit was
1456 Hay I. 279/3.
Men suld knaw be the takynyng of thair sepulturis quhare thai ar beryit
1492 Myll Spect. 290/20.
His frendis … beryet him in the kyrk ȝard
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 513.
With thai pennyis the preistis … To berry pilgrames bocht ane sepultour
c1500-c1512 Dunb. vi. 41.
Thair wald I be bereit
1513 Doug. iii. i. 127.
The sawle we bery in sepultur
1533 Boece v. i. 163.
The nobillis … causit bery his corps with princelie pompe

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