A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Fiar, Fier, n.2 [Later form of Feir n.] Fixed price of grain for the year. Freq. plur.
By and attour the dearest pryces hiest fiar that can be exacted; 1615 Kirkwall Sheriff Ct. 6 b.
Glasgow's dittie was … denying to the ministerie of Glasgow his own fiares, and dwanging them in their stipends; 1639 Baillie I. 163.
The gentlemen … are in use to keep up their victual till summer, … and gets far greater prices than the fiars; 1662 Decis. Lords G. 15.
The Laird … ordaines the fier of the last yeer victuall, within the barownie, ten merke scotis money; 1678 Corshill Baron Ct. 148.
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