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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hairst, Hayrst, reduced form of Harvest, regular in later dial. — 1563 Reg. Newbottle 339.
To George Harwod … [for] daywerk in hairst
c1550-79 Chron. Fortirgall 127.
The symmyr [of 1557] vas deyr, ewyl hayrst
Ib. 137.
That samyn hayrst [1571]

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