Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BARELY, adj. In sense of bare. Obs.
se.Per. c.1800 Lady Nairne Songs (1869) 135:
They trusted you, dear Charlie, They kent you hiding in the glen, Your cleadin' was but barely.
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