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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FAR, adv.2, conj. Also †faar(e); †fahr, faur, †for; †faer (Abd. 1828 P. Buchan Ballads I. 272). n.Sc. forms of Sc. Whaur, where. Hence faroor, wherever (Cai.7 1951); faurwitha, n., wherewithal (Abd.27 1952).Ags. 1826 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 139:
Far are ye gain? To Killiemuir! Faare never ane wiel fure.
ne.Sc. c.1826 Heir of Linne in Child Ballads No. 267 B:
O see for he gangs, an see for he stands, The weary heir o Linne.
Bnff. 1881 W. M. Philip K. MacIntosh's Scholars 11:
The lichtnins, that God Almichty flings faur he pleases.
Ags. 1892 Brechin Advertiser (26 July):
That canna be helpit, unless some kind freend sud provide the faurwitha.
Mry. 1927 E. B. Levack Lossiemouth 42:
Stationmaster, far am I?

[O.Sc. for (1539), id., in Aberdeen Council Register (S.C. 1844) 159.]

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