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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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(Scare,) Skar(e, Scair, S(c)hair, v. [e.m.E. share (1586), shaire (1590); Scar(e n.1] a. tr. To divide into shares or portions. b. intr. To have a share, participate (with someone) (in something). —a. 1462 Ayr B. Ct. 26 April.
Quo die the inquest has ordanit thir men quartarmaisteris of the watter, & to skar the gudis the alderman [etc.]
1525 Wigtown B. Ct. fol. 163b.
Ilkman for his awin scayre has tane the charge of the salt quhill scho enter in the hawin pleg ilkman for him self as thai ar writtin & scarit
1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I 332.
Quhen ony blok of ky beis bocht in meanis amangst tham, that nain of tham be taikin and slain … quhill thay be skarit and devydit
1611-57 Mure Psalmes cxxxv 12.
Their land … Hee 'mongst his people shaird
b. 1625 Conv. Burghs III 181.
Quhairof they scair in the proffeit
1640 Laing MSS 205.
And I schall schair with yow in everie conditione it sall please God to bring us in

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