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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Farrer, a. Also: farrar, -eir. [Compar. of Far a.] Further; more distant. — a1400 Leg. S. xxix. 420.
He … bar hyme on our stracht, & on the farrer land hym set
1535 Stewart 46400.
The farrar wyng vpoune the tother syde, The Erle of Merche had in that tyme to gyde
1576 Misc. Spalding C. II. 336.
To caus sic men to cum vnto him out of France or ony vther farreir natioun

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