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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Fiver, -or, Fywer, n. [ME. fyver(e, rare var. of fevere.] = Fever. — 1588 Waus Corr. II. 427.
I am diseasit … with ane fiver
1600-1610 Melvill 139.
A deadlie hat fiver
1637 Chron. Perth 35.
Ane heiche fywer
1654 Nicoll Diary 138.
A deidlie fiver
1685 Bk. Old Edinb. C. XII. 175.
Vntill he recover of his fivor

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