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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Ferrest, Ferrast, a. and n. [ME. ferrest (14th c). Cf. Farrest a.] Furthest, most distant.(1) 1445 Misc. Spald. C. V. 282.
At the ferrest be the nativite of Our Lady next to cum
1492 Fam. Rose 157.
Wythin fourte dais thereftir at the ferrast
1517 Acta Conc. MS. XXX. 179.
That he be heir this Monunday at the ferrest
(2) Brus xix. 530.
How that he mycht about thame ryd, And cum apon the ferrest [E. ferrer] syd
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 310/15.
Of thir partis of the erth the est & west is habitable to the ferrest end of the erth
1533 Gau 54/22.
Pas I to the ferrest partis of the se, thow art thair

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