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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Effor(e, Effoir, adv. [Var. of Afore adv.] Before. Chiefly with past pples. c1515 Asl. MS. I. 327/5.
Quhilk ald testament and new Crist as efffor ioynit in ane
1516 Sutherland Chart. 64.
Gywe the wyththaldaris of the hous … takis ony profeitt efforsaid
Ony of the bandis efforwritin
1552 Reg. Cupar A. II. 107.
Thai sall put our landis effoir nemmit to all possibill pollice thai may
a 1560 Fam. Rose 234.
Thai ar allreadye relaxt be my letteris effoir
1586 Reg. Cupar A. II. 295.
Ane ȝeirlie pensioun [to be paid] … at the termes effoir rehersit

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