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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Sard, v. [ME and e.m.E. serdyn (c1425), sard(e (1530), to seduce (a woman), OE (Northumb., once) serð imper.: cf. ON serða to have sexual intercourse with, MLG serden, MHG, early mod. Germ. serten.] intr. Of a man: To play the seducer, to copulate with women. — 1540 Lynd. Sat. 3028.
I trow Sanctam Ecclesiam Bot nocht in thir bischops nor thir freirs Quhilk will for purging of thir neirs Sard vp the ta raw and doun the vther

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