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Far, a. Also: farre, fare, fair. [ME. far, farr(e, var. offer, ferre Fer a.] Far, distant. Far way, a long way. (See also Farrer, Farrest.) a1400 Leg. S. ix. 5.
That is the farrest land … Quhare ony man dwellis now Ib. xxviii. 14.
Men bryngis it of ful fare land c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 21.
Ay farest faddiris hes farrest fowlis 1513 Doug. v. vi. 59.
Befor thame all furth bowtis with a bend Nysus a far way 1533 Bell. Livy I. 148/5.
Porte Aquillyne, quhilk was the farest porte of Rome fra sycht of inemyis Ib. II. 186/27.
Quhen he had drawne thame ane ferar [B. farrar] space fra the toun than he was wont 1540 Lynd. Sat. 419.
Quhair go ȝe? eist? or west? In faith, I trow we be at the farrest a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xxxii. 38.
Far foullis hes ay fair fethers sum will say 1666 Irvine Mun. II. 204.
Ane gray meir ringeyed one the farsyd 1667 Kelso Baillie Ct. 70 b.
Thrie [ewes] cutt in the fair luige Ib. 46 b.
Ane gray horse … whyte hoofed in the faresyde
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