Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FAUR, n., v. Also fa'(a)r. Sc. forms of Eng. favour. See P.L.D. § 70.1.

I. n. As in Eng., favour, good looks. Abd. 1860  Banffshire Jnl. (28 Feb.) 2:
It wasna thy faur, tho' thou beauteous art That lichtit his bricht burnin' flame.

II. v. Ppl.adj. faur(e)d, faurt, favoured as regards looks, appearance or demeanour, featured, only in combs. with Ill-, Weel-, q.v., better-, best-, waur-, etc. Also †purpose fa'ard, to the purpose, appropriate to the occasion. Sc. 1816  Scott Antiquary xx.:
Cauna ye bid me gang to the deevil at ance, Mr Lovel? it wad be mair purpose fa'ard than to speak o' Heaven in that impatient gate.

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