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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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No mor(e, moir, n., a. and adv. Also: noe. [ME. (14th c.) and e.m.E. no mor(e: cf. Na mar(e, mor(e, and No mar(e.] No more, in various uses.(1) c1475 Wall. iv. 50.
Resoun him rewllyt, as than he did no mor
Ib. i. 16. a1500 Seven S. 31.
I ask no mor
c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 234.
Thare was no more bot birdis, bank and bruke
c1540 Lynd. Syde Taillis 174.
Fair weill, ȝe get no more of me
1556 Lauder Off. Kings 548.(b) a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 601.
I can no moir
a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 28. Ib. 50, 87. a1500 K. Hart 767. c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiii. 34.
No moir thy pairt dois fall Bot meit, drynk, clais
1535 Stewart 26198.
He suffer micht no moir
a1540 Freiris Berw. 304.
No moir thair is
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 1432. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 327.
I seik no moir Bot ȝour ane sone to … teiche
Ib. 4302. 1570 Sat. P. xi. 76.(2) c1475 Wall. i. 196.
No mor grewance
1567 G. Ball. 158.
Make no moir adow
a1605 Montg. Flyt. 726 (T). c1650 Spalding I. 177.
Quhairby thay lipnit for no moir disobediens in the north
1688 New Mills Manuf 198.
Present John Littill and noe more
(3) c1475 Wall. ix. 1882.
Thai thocht no mor to byd at juperty
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxx. 35.(b) c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxv. 93.
Cum hame and dwell no moir in Striuilling
1567 G. Ball. 37. a1568 Scott iii. 2. a1570-86 Maitl. F. cxxx. 9. 1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 72.
Thair clocked knaverie culd no moir be hid
c1590 J. Stewart II. 123/25. 1611-57 Mure Misc. P. xx. 13. 1622-6 Bisset I. 25/31.(4) a1578 Pitsc. II. 141/12.
He wald nocht put away his hure noe mor nor the Bischope of Sanctandrois wald put his away

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