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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Megir, a. [ME. megre (14th c.), meger, -ire, OF. megre, maigre (mod. F. maigre).] ? Slender, thin, small; ? delicate (in appearance or in sound). — 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. i. 310.
The cairt … Quhairfra dependant hang thir megir bellis, Sum round, sum thraw, in sound the quhilks excellis

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