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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

AGAIRY, adv. In phr. to go agairy. (See first quot.) (Only Ork.)Ork. 1825 Jam.2:
To go agairy, to leave one's service before the term day.
Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl.:
To go a-gaairy.

[Marw.: “I have not heard the word, but it is prob. the O.N. af garði, away from the farm.”]

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