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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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No mar(e, n., a. and adv. Also: mair(e, mayr. [Partly anglicized var. of Na mar(e.]Appar. common in the Leg. S. MS., where it is regularly written as one word.

No more, in various uses.(1) 1375 Barb. x. 697.
Bot than thai fled, thar was no mar
a1400 Leg. S. ii. 440.
With a balance and nomar Thai banis he departit thare
Ib. iii. 67.
Bot thai … mycht nomare do
Ib. xxvi. 664. c1420 Ratis R. 1121.
[A] child can no mare Bot lauch or gret for joy and care
c1420 Wynt. vi. 2156.
I will no mare
Ib. i. 416. 1456 Hay I. 66/4. Ib. 20/31.
I will speke now no mare of [etc.]
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 3192.
He allmost for bleding mycht no mare
Ib. fol. 281 b.
I cannot say no mair
1492 Myll Spect. 287/2. a1500 Seven S. 1520.
Thow heris no mar of me
Ib. 2055. c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 654.
So that thair rests of this mateir no mair
(2) c1475 Wall. viii. 860.
The ost … Comaundyt wachis, and no mayr noyis maid
1650 Brechin Presb. 23.
And gat no mair milk fra the kow
(3) 1375 Barb. xiv. 298.
That thai durst nane abyde no mar
a1400 Leg. S. i. 408.
I uill thole Petir nomare
Ib. 534, xviii. 494, xxvi. 501, etc. c1420 Wynt. i. 1527. 1456 Hay II. 75/8. Ib. I. 230/2.
With grete … lamentacioun that he michtnomarebewith him
c1475 Wall. i. 436, viii. 873, etc. a1500 Seven S. 2632.
He sall heir ȝone ravinnis no maire
1513 Doug. iii. iv. 98.
No mair thame lykis assayng sik batell
a1540 Freiris Berw. 256.
Ga fill the stowp, hald me no mair in pleid
c1590 Fowler I. 239/11.(4) 1456 Hay II. 58/8. Ib. 142/24.
That will nocht falde no mare na rank stele

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