A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Ford (also forde, foird), contraction of for it: see 'D. a. In general use. b. In the phrase, I stand ford, I guarantee. a. Ill neuer na seruand to thar lord, He sal thé neuer luf the better ford; Consail Wys Man 390.
Quhen dome is giffin, and na remede set ford [:lord]; Liber Plusc. 399.
To tak him in thai maid thaim redy ford [:lord]; Wall. iv. 482.
Syne, allace, scho gart bim pa weill ford; Stewart 37631.
He maid him frelie ford; Ib. 51809.
Ga chuse ȝow gud confessouris And mak ȝow ford; Lynd. Sat. 3052 (B).
Quha fittis the feild, quha cuiris not forde; Sat. P. xiv. 93.
Send for ane powder, and pay ford; Polwart Flyt. 244 (T).
b. The quhilk, I stand ford, ȝe nocht vnderstude; Henr. III. 150/8.
I stand ford … My son sall be hangit; Seven S. 362.
This I stand ford to ȝow; Ib. 1739.
Fenȝeing the feiris of ane lord, And he ane strumbell, I stand ford; Dunb. lx. 62.
He sould stand ford … to bring thaim in concord; Stewart 17269.
Ȝon is ane stranger, I stand forde; Lynd. Sat. 1677.
Thow art ane stewat, I stand foird; Ib. 2486.

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