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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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*Ayr, n. [Orkn. & Shetl. dial. air, ayr, ON. eyrr.] A seabeach; a tongue or spit of land. — 1539 Soc. Ant. XVI. 195.
Fyve paks of waldmaill and twa barrellis of butter yerele on Alhallowevin to be deliverit to us . . upon the ayr of Kyrkwall

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